One of my favorite things my good friend Georgia Spencer says all the time is “I have no regrets!” We’ve been having fun with it, but I really love this idea. So I asked her to share with you guys her approach to regrets and the role they should play in our lives. (Hint: They shouldn’t have power over who you are now!)
Georgia believes that even though you’ve probably done a few (or a lot!) of things that have gone wrong—or that you could have done better—being filled with regret is a waste of time. Doing something we wish we hadn’t is an opportunity to learn about ourselves and who we want to be. And then change our actions in the future. And making a mistake is an opportunity to learn the most. Sometimes we can’t learn from the mistakes of others. We have to make the mistakes ourselves and figure out what works for us.
All of us go through life trying to be the best version of ourselves. But if you’re still carrying regrets from past decisions, you’ll be hindered in the decisions you make now. Learn from your experiences, and figure out how to improve on what you’re doing as you move forward!
Dr. Tony is the co-founder of MindShift.money and the best-selling author of three books on personal and business finances. Having achieved Financial Freedom at 27, Dr. Tony believes that through Financially Fit Bootcamp and Cash Flow Cure everyone can get there. He has made it his life’s mission to help others live a life where their money works for them—not the other way around.