The one thing worse than failing is not starting something at all.
I’ve done some things that I regret. Mostly, it’s been stupid stuff I did before I got sober when I was either super high or super wasted. But in reality, the only things that ever haunt me with regret are things I haven’t done.
- I still haven’t written a book.
- I still haven’t gone to Istanbul.
- I still haven’t done a triathlon.
- I haven’t fully committed to launching my podcast.
The failures have value. They teach me lessons and equip me for better success in the future. I can live with that. I can live with knowing that I tried and failed. But I can’t live with not having tried at all, becuase there is no finality in that. I am only left wondering what could have been.
What are some things that you regret not doing? If you knew you couldn’t fail, what would you be doing right now? Why aren’t you doing it?