No Regrets

Eleanor Roosevelt achieved a lot in her life and was asked once how she was able to accomplish so much in her lifetime. 

She responded by saying “I never waste time with regrets.”

How much time do we waste thinking about and living with things that have happened, either to us or because of our own actions?
Too much time?

A regret is a feeling of sadness, repentance, or disappointment over something that has happened or been done, especially a loss or missed opportunity.

Being able to overcome those things takes strength, courage and intentional repeated actions because, as much as we would like them not to, tough things are going to happen and we will mess up plenty on our own.

But that doesn’t have to be the end of the story.  Living in the moment requires learning from the past, but not living in it or with regrets of what we experienced or what we did or did not do.

We will be at our best, continue to become more and contribute more positively to those around us when we, like Eleanor Roosevelt, do not waste time with regrets.

Do your best to move on and be engaged in the moments in front of you today.

I’m cheering for you.

#leadership #motivation #coaching
#bebetter #beblessed


Published by toddagordon

Currently in his 37th year in the education field. Currently the District Activities Director at Greene County Community Schools in Jefferson, Iowa. Celebrating 37 years of marriage with Deb. Deb works remotely as the Assistant Controller for Treynor (IA) State Bank. We have 3 kids, two son in laws, a daughter in law, two wonderful grandsons, Jonathan and Parker, and three lovely granddaughters, Mia, Madison and Faye. Nicole and Brett are parents to Jonathan and Madison, and are working in ministry in Urbandale, IA. AJ and Regan live in Waukee, IA. A.J. currently works for Thrivent after a few years coaching college basketball including winning a National Championship as an Assistant Men's Basketball Coach at Graceland University. Regan is a Kindergarten teacher with the Des Moines Public Schools at Hubbell Elementary School. Abby and Anthony are parents to Parker and Mia and they outside of Ogden, IA. Abby works as a Physical Therapy Assistant and Anthony works for a landscaping company.

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