Today's edition is about choosing abundance over regret
I love that you broke the sketch by Tim Urban down even further, John! I often think about what an actual past vs future life map would look like. Sometimes what is even more interesting to me than life paths that go in an entirely different direction, are the life paths that run parallel to the one we are currently living. What are the tiny decisions we make on a day-to-day basis that impact where we end up in the long run? Things like mindset, healing, and seeking connection. This also makes me think of the cliche "it's never too late". What are the decisions we might have walked away from in the past that we can revisit later in life? Can two seemingly separate paths realign later on down the road based on certain decisions? Now I am just philosophizing but a good piece will make me do that! Thanks for sharing John, I really enjoyed this.
I constantly struggle with regret and the “what if” conundrum. I'm always looking over at those other mountains after I have made my decision. This a great reminder to avoid that mindset at all costs. Thanks for writing it!
Great issue John. I love the Coaching Habit, by the way. That little book is packed with gems. But mostly I love this essay's illustration of the first set of pathways. The green line shows how even when you make a choice, that one choice leads to a whole full menu of life engagement. It helps me to visually move from the inner sense I am restricting myself when I make a choice to what will actually get opened up by the act of making that very choice.
Regret is one of the most corrosive emotions out there. And besides, we live in an age with so much opportunity. It is never too late to course correct.
Great piece John.
I've also been trying to avoid any screens in the morning for at least an hour
wrote about our relationship with phones too: https://gameofone.substack.com/p/34-put-it-down-for-once