Do you wake up each morning and think to yourself, what can I do to ensure I have little or no regrets today? I usually wake up and think about how much time I have to get to work. Then, I hurry out the door to face the traffic. Weaving in and out, everyone in competition of who can be at the head of the pack. I confess, I attempt to be in the lead most mornings. In that competition there is often frustration. I arrive at my office long before anyone else and am typically a little frazzled. The office is dark and quiet and implores me to slow down and relax. It’s in that moment where I have realized I regret my hurried actions. I quietly turn on the lights, open the office up for the day and begin to organize my workload. It is a wonderful time in the morning before anyone arrives and all I hear are my thoughts…. or the song that is in loop in my head. At the end of my workday, I leave and head back to the same road I was on forgetting about my early morning regret. It’s a crazy cycle and I’m a bit tired of it. I regret allowing this never-changing, endless circumstance in my life to cause me angst.
Having some regret in life is unavoidable; be it something as simple as that extra piece of pizza or something life-changing, like a lost love. I think the goal is to try to avoid making poor decisions, which requires discipline – being in control. Human tendencies make developing that habit an everyday effort.
There is a song I love and this morning the lyrics are running over and over again in my head:
I’m looking for someone to change my life
I’m looking for a miracle in my life
Perhaps that someone is me. Perhaps I can create my own little miracle and learn to slow down, learn to discipline my thoughts, what I speak and how I react.