The reason why we have regret is to learn a lesson. If we don’t learn the lesson, then we will continue to regret. You see, regret is simply a lesson that we have yet to learn. However, when you focus on the past, then you decrease your ability to impact your future. So it’s kind of a double-edged sword if you don’t deal with regret.
When I was a young lad. I remember I was trying to show my mom I appreciated her cooking. I had “learned” from a young boy at the playground that the middle finger meant “thank you.” In trying to show my appreciation to my mother for her cooking that night I gave her the finger when I was done with my meal. She obviously did not share the same “appreciation” for my gesture.
Listen, there are so many people out there that go through a lot, yet they still don’t think they’re worthy of anything great. Why? Because they don’t even know what they deserve.