Regrets really come last. We may not realize it, but the things we do or the decisions we presently make can affect our future. It is easy to embrace beliefs to survive life, but little do we know that we are making it hard for ourselves.
One of the most common choices we make to impress others is “wearing a mask” as you will read about shortly.
Why we make poor choices that may later regret
We are afraid of criticism and we want everyone to like us even if this means abandoning ourselves.
Unfortunately, we are not immune to criticism because there are people who will continue to throw stones at you no matter what you do. Aside from wearing a mask to impress others, there are also people who allow others to create their dreams.
You need to discover who you really are for you to find your true happiness and reach for your dreams.
You should also take full responsibility for your choices and never make rash decisions.
Here are some choices that end up leading to regret, and how you can avoid them:
Wearing a mask to impress others.
If the face you always show the world is a mask, someday there will be nothing beneath it. Because when you spend too much time concentrating on everyone else’s perception of you, or who everyone else wants you to be, you eventually forget who you really are. So don’t fear the judgments of others; you know in your heart who you are and what’s true to you. You don’t have to be perfect to impress and inspire people. Let them be impressed and inspired by how you deal with your imperfections.
Letting someone else create your dreams for you.
The greatest challenge in life is discovering who you are; the second greatest is being happy with what you find. A big part of this is your decision to stay true to your own goals and dreams. Do you have people who disagree with you? Good. It means you’re standing your ground and walking your own path. Sometimes you’ll do things considered crazy by others, but when you catch yourself excitedly losing track of time, that’s when you’ll know you’re doing the right thing.
Keeping negative company.
Don’t let someone who has a bad attitude give it to you. Don’t let them get to you. They can’t pull the trigger if you don’t hand them the gun. When you remember that keeping the company of negative people is a choice, instead of an obligation, you free yourself to keep the company of compassion instead of anger, generosity instead of greed, and patience instead of anxiety.
Being selfish and egotistical.
A life filled with loving deeds and good character is the best tombstone. Those who you inspired and shared your love with will remember how you made them feel long after your time has expired. So carve your name on hearts, not stone. What you have done for yourself alone dies with you; what you have done for others and the world remains.