We are always going to end up with regrets no matter what choices we make.

That’s just human nature. For us, the grass is always greener on the other side.

“Had I taken that course, I would be happier today.”

“Had I quit this job, I would be happier today.”

“Had I not broken up with that boy/girl, I would be happier today.”

We often say things like these. We falsely assume that if we had made a different choice then we would be in a better place today.

But the truth is that it’s never going to happen.

No matter what decisions we make, we’ll always have some regrets.

Those who are married, desire the freedom that comes with being a bachelor. And those who are bachelors, desire the companionship that comes with being married. 

We always want what others have and we always neglect what we have.

This is a trap that we often fall into.  

That’s why it’s important to realize that the grass isn’t greener on the other side. It’s greener on the side where you water it.

If you had taken that course, maybe you’d have struggled to find a job.

If you had quit this job, maybe you wouldn’t have gotten the kind of exposure that you have right now.

If you had not broken up with that boy/girl, maybe you’d have ended up in a toxic relationship.

That’s the point I’m trying to make. Your every decision will come with its own set of pros and cons.

So focus on the pros and move on.

What you don’t have is NOT better than what you have.

Thanks for reading. I am Shikhil Vyas, a technical content writer and blogger. Subscribe to my bi-monthly newsletter, Simpler Sundays, to get a dose of relaxed reading delivered directly to your inbox.

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