Going Forward

Sadly, we all go through this mess.

Regret: the annoying, innate feeling that hinders people from living and dreaming.

“I shouldn’t have said that,” “Why did I quit my job?” and the list goes on…

It plants a seed of doubt in sudden ways. It destroys every fiber of our dreams, making us feel like a stagnant piece of dust. Our foolish decisions from the past are one of the many ways it exploits.

So there’s a silly ideology floating in society stating that: regrets become a permanent scar, backfiring any chance for success.


Our regrets will always be there. That won’t erase.

What can stop is our level of affection towards life’s regrets. We can choose to care, dwell, and drown from all the lies telling us we’re incompetent/ hell-bound/ not worthy of success.

Moreover, re-shaping our definition of life’s sucky choices can make a massive shift. Instead of the “r” word, why not consider them as opportunities? Those unforeseen doors that grow out of misery.


We can choose to move forward, and learn from our mistakes. Once we learn those life lessons, no need to sit back and relive those arduous moments.

You see, success takes place when we learn from our mistakes. Sometimes God doesn’t take us out of tough situations; rather, guide us through it, in order to chisel our faith and courage.

Learn to deal with regrets because newsflash! we all have them. It’s all about how we react when it seeps through our mind.

Remember, learn from them before letting go. It’s one thing to disassociate from past regrets and hide it under the rug, and another to acknowledge those mistakes, learn from it, and become a better person. Some would rather escape the mistakes, and that is a dangerous way to go.

We aren’t perfect. No one is. Our Creator died for us (the greatest act of love) because he knows where sin will take us (hell). He paid it at the cross. And that includes our past regrets.

So all we can do is courage up, humbly repent, learn from mistakes and go forward!



I'm Ian, the writer behind CharlesTucket (a mix between Charleston & Nantucket, two of my favorite places). My hope is to inspire every man to live a wholesome & whimsical life, one quirk at a time.


"Be watchful, stand firm in the faith, act like men, be strong. Let all that you do be done in love." | 1 Corinthians 16:13-14


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