SEVERAL YEARS AGO, A GUY I WORKED WITH STARTED PLAYING RACQUETBALL AND THOUGHT IT WOULD BE A GREAT IDEA IF I STARTED PLAYING, TOO. THOUGH I HAD NEVER PLAYED BEFORE, SOMETHING DEEP-DOWN INSIDE TOLD ME THAT BEING A PROFICIENT RACQUETBALLER WAS NOT IN MY DNA.
ABOUT ONCE OR TWICE A WEEK, THIS GUY ASKED ME TO PLAY, AND EACH TIME, I FOUND A WAY TO GET OUT OF IT. UNFORTUNATELY, HE WAS THE PERSISTENT TYPE—SOMETHING HE WOULD LATER REGRET.
For a long time, I followed a simple, 3-step process when I had a decision to make. I’m giving it to you today so you can file it in the “what not to do” folder.
Step 1 – Ignore all warning signs.
Step 2 – Make a bad choice.
Step 3 – Regret it.
I told you it was simple, I didn’t say it was good.
I can’t tell you how many times I reached my limit, threw up my hands, and didn’t think I could take much more.
It seemed the drought would never end, there was no light at the end of the tunnel, and the sun would not come out tomorrow.
Do you ever wish you could go back and do something different with your life but thought it was too late? Do you look back and regret time you have wasted?
I don’t know how you answered those questions, but I checked yes to both.
One of the most valuable lessons we can learn in life—and the sooner the better—is the value of time.