Regret is a tough but fair teacher. To live without regret is to believe you have nothing to learn, no amends to make, and no opportunity to be braver with your life.
– Brene Brown | Rising Strong
I’ve been slowly reading Brené Brown’s latest book Rising Strong. The “slow” part is not because the book isn’t an excellent read but because I have an 11 month old and I don’t get much time to myself to sit down and read. So I have to take small moments and read slowly.
I’ve touch upon regret in this blog before. I definitely harbor some. This quote helps give meaning and purpose to such a painful feeling. It helps one remember that there is a positive lesson to be learned with regrets and a greater purpose other than feeling terrible about your shoulda, coulda, wouldas. The catch is, you have to be open to the lesson which means being brave enough to really look at yourself and your wounds. You must be vulnerable. You must go down the rabbit hole and get uncomfortable before you can heal and transform. Powerful stuff y’all.
I highly recommend reading this book. Brown is such a gifted writer. I’m sure if I had more time to read I’d’ve blazed through this book already. Check it out and let me know what you think!