Past Regrets

“But one thing I do, forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead.”-Philippians 3:13 One thing we need to understand is not to regret.  As hard as it may seem, thinking back on past relationships or failed assignments and exams, we must stop thinking in a regretful way.

It’s not fair to judge your past self based on the hindsight that you now have.  When we’ve seen our mistakes and missed opportunities, it means that you have become more mature, that you have made significant progress in term of insights and competence.  It gives us more strength to achieve much more if you encounter similar situations again.    So if you find yourself in similar situations that you failed to see in the past, and you don’t make the same mistakes, celebrate these moments because it indicates you’ve grown.

The more frequent and the sooner you spot missed opportunities that have passed you by, the more it indicates that you are rapidly improving and growing.  Sometimes, it takes making mistakes over and over to be conscious of your mistakes.  As everyone knows, once those mistakes have been made, you can never get them back.  Time is limited, it’s always in the passing mode.  You must find balance in your life.  Accept imperfections and just go along and improvise.

We will all make mistakes.

Time isn’t going to wait for you to correct every single mistake.  Reality has deadlines.  Don’t spend your present mourning about past mistakes because while you’re wasting this time, opportunities in the present may elude you too.  As a result, stress and worries will build up for the future and may be nearly impossible see the opportunities in abundance around you.  No one is going to feel bad for yourself more than you.  Opportunities are around you to seize.  Ask God for patience and help to train your eyes to see them now and in the present.


About jthealthyfit I am passionate about health/wellness, nutrition, sports and most importantly, my relationship with God. I have a Bachelor of Science in Health and Sport Studies from Miami University and a Master of Science in Sports Administration from Valparaiso University. I am a corporate wellness coordinator and personal trainer in Columbus, OH. Please email me for personal training rates at I'm excited to be working with you, God Bless! View all posts by jthealthyfit

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