At some point or another, we face the dreading feeling of regret. It may have been something we said to someone, or something we’ve lost out on. Whatever the case may be, regret does not feel good even in the slightest.
The best thing we can do in these moments is to forgive ourselves for whatever the outcome may have been. We are not perfect beings, after all. We are bound to make mistakes here and there, so it is best if we own up to it and accept that we may make some poor decisions in our life.
Forgiveness may be hard at first, but it is possible for all of us to forgive our past. We have to see that there are many other possibilities our there. Perhaps you made some decisions that led to your first breakup, or your first firing of a job. But if you can just see that there are many potential mates our there or that there are many other possible jobs out there for you, you may forgive yourself sooner than later. Perhaps if you could see that your ex or your job was not the best match for you necessarily, then you could forgive yourself for things ending in an awry state.
Overcoming regret requires you to master your mindset by reframing the situation. It may require you to see that the way things ended up are not necessarily your fault. Or even if it could be your fault, it may require you to see that it may have been for the best. It may have only hindered your progress and growth.
We all experience setbacks in our life, but that does not mean that we are our setbacks. We can overcome our past by learning and growing from those experiences. We could seek a deeper meaning and understanding into our past regrets and learn how to adapt for the future. In the end, it is all about our perspective of the matter.