Life is one of those things you want to be able to look back on and smile with pride. Sure, it’s unpredictable, full of twists and turns, ups and downs. We'll never fully be prepared for life because we don't know what's going to happen next. Often times we shy away from making tough decisions because we're afraid we'll regret the choices we made. But here's a question to think about:
If your biography in book form was placed in front of you, and you picked it up to read it, knowing you wouldn't be able to change anything in the narrative, would you read past the point where you are right now in life?
The majority of people asked this question answer in the negative. We're scared our life story isn't going to go exactly how we planned, and if we were to find our life went down an opposite path then we wanted, we're going to regret the choices we made. You only have one life to live, and that's a scary thought, but how do we live life without regrets?
There’s No Plan B (or C...or D… )
Living a life without regrets means living a life with abandon. Often when we approach a situation in life we are sure to have a backup plan. (You know, just in case.) But when we live life with options other than the one we truly want, we're hurting ourselves. When you have a backup plan, you're not going to completely throw yourself into your dream. With no backup comes no safety,no comfort and that's a good thing. You can't sit back, because there's no other option than the one in front of you. Living with abandon might be risky, sure, but nothing great ever comes from playing it safe. If you're reading your biography and you see you took the safe route, instead of taking the one which would've truly fulfilled you, there's no doubt you're going to regret it. You're not going to want to read pages that have you thinking, “what if? or “If only I had.”
Live a life without options. Be the author of your story in a way that you can later read about and be proud of.