#LEAPLessonsJan2Dec2016: No Room For Regret

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There are probably so many things you set your heart to achieve this year but you were never able to get around to doing them. Some you started and stopped halfway, others you thought and thought hard about till you decided, “hmm…maybe this isn’t for me right now”. Unfortunately, as the year draws to an end, you’re wishing you DID something about those GREAT ideas or plans you had penned down. Well, that’s hoping you wrote them down, because written goals are far more achievable than mere declarations of intentions.

Whatever your case may be, we are saying “Stop with the regrets and move on”! Don’t sit where you are bemoaning the past, rather rise up to the amazing days, weeks, months, years ahead and see how far that attitude will take you! There’s still something you can do. Part of being responsible is reflecting over the decisions you make and charting a new course.

Today, if there’s anything we at LEAP Africa understand, it is that we as an organization must keep moving forward! It is with this mindset we are able to inspire and equip others with the knowledge, skills and tools they need for personal, organizational and community transformation. After all, transformation begins with you isn’t it?

So what’s your mission for your life and how can you work with your seeming failures to achieve the success you desire? Is there something you’re regretting? It could be a word you shouldn’t have spoken or something you shouldn’t have done — it’s time to let go of the past and build capacity for the future. However, be mindful of the decisions you make. Stephen Covey, Author of “The 7 Habits Of Highly Effective People”, would say imagine a pause button on your forward before you make ANY decision. It’s a button you can engage to pause and think about what is THE most appropriate  response to your given situation, not forgetting your principles.

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Of all sad words of tongue or pen, the saddest are these, ‘It might have been’ — John Greenleaf Whittier

 What will you do differently to get over regrets? Post your comment below 🙂

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