Regrets. Let’s talk regrets.
Psychologist Tom Gilovich says there is a difference between short-term and long-term regret. In the short term, we tend to regret the mistakes we’ve made. But in the long term? We regret the opportunities we’ve missed more than the mistakes we’ve made by a margin of 84 percent to 16 percent.
We all experience failure, and it can be incredibly painful. But at the end of our lives, our greatest regrets will be the things we would have, could have, and should have done.
Paul talked about how to avoid living a life of regret. “I consider my life worth nothing to me; my only aim is to finish the race and complete the task the Lord Jesus has given me” (Acts 20:24).
Recovery Step: Focus less on your mistakes and more on your potential.