We have to act according to the situations, otherwise, we will miss the opportunity forever.
It is said that think before we act. That is true. Before we act, we have to think. But, we should not take a long time to act, otherwise, we will lose the chance of making use of a good opportunity forever. We regret two things. Things we should not have done, but we did. And another situation is when we did not do anything, but should have done.
We can compare this situation with the lottery buying process. People buy lottery tickets, with a belief that they will win a prize sometimes in the future.
They don’t want to regret later. So they are bold to test their fortune, with the hope to get a handful of money at least one time in life. Regret is such a big enemy that sends a chill down our spine and makes us feel dejected. Even if we know this act would end up in anticipatory regret, buy lottery tickets in the hope to win in some part of our life.
Researchers have proved that we tend to feel bad for things which we didn’t try even once than what we have tried and was proved wrong. Every day we learn lessons from our life. Learning is the only process that has no end.
We have to learn from our mistakes and take them as life lessons. Otherwise, we tend to regret later in life from which we hardly have any escape.
Just like we act instantly when someone gets bitten by a snake, we have to react instantly, there are instances that require instant action. If you hesitate, it is lost forever, I have heard a story of two famous men who first landed on the moon.
Neil Armstrong landed on the moon first and Buzz Aldrin landed 20 minutes later. Even though they traveled in the same spacecraft, the difference of 20 minutes makes Neil famous than Buzz Aldrin.
We have to make use of the golden opportunities whey they come our way. That is why it is said Act now, or regret later.