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How should we go about healthily investing in regret? Turns out, there’s a handy three-step process for doing exactly that. Let’s take a look

The Power of Regret

The Power of Regret

by Daniel H. Pink

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Step 1 - Undo The Regret

This applies to scenarios where you did something and then regretted it. Try to undo it.

for example,you said something mean-spirited to your significant other. Well, then it’s the perfect opportunity to “undo” your hurtful action with a sincere apology.

Step 2 - Atleast

There are many scenarios where undoing simply isn’t possible. This leads to step 2.

Atleast

Analyze your regrets with a changed perspective can breed appreciation: giving objectively bad experiences a newfound purpose and making life more meaningful in the moment.

Step 3 - Analyse And Strategize

During this step, you should ask yourself: What lessons can I learn from my regret? And strategize ways to mobilize the regret for better future outcomes.

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