There’s a saying “You only live once” and it is indeed true. So, why waste your time not taking chances and have a lot of ‘what ifs’? Well, maybe you’re waiting for the perfect moment to take a chance. But that perfect moment doesn’t exist. There will never be the perfect job offer or the perfect soulmate, because nothing is perfect. Good things may come to those who wait, but so does regret. Here are 10 chances you will certainly never regret taking.
1. You’ll Never Regret Letting Go
It’s great to have dreams, but if you’re sitting around, waiting for yours to come true, you’re just wasting time. If you can’t act on your dream, let it go! Give your time and attention to something you can actually make happen. Time is your most precious commodity, so don’t regret wasting it.
2. You’ll Never Regret Betting on Yourself
If you bet on yourself, you’re also working to move yourself forward. It may be easier to do nothing, and betting on yourself doesn’t guarantee success, but the end result, no matter what it is, is still worthwhile. If you bet on yourself and lose, you’ve also got a lesson to learn. Bet on yourself and win? You evolve. If you bet on yourself, you’ll gain knowledge, confidence and respect.
3. You’ll Never Regret Being Kind to Mean People
If you are kind to the wrong person, they may not reciprocate your kindness or even appreciate it. That’s okay. You being kind is not about them—it’s about you. And their meanness isn’t about you—it’s about them. Therefore, you should never sink down to a mean person’s level.
4. You’ll Never Regret Asking for Help
Asking for help may sometimes make you feel small, incapable and needy. However, a small problem can quickly get out of hand in a big way if you wait too long to ask for help. It’s best to be honest with yourself and what you can handle, and if it’s too much, reach out for some support.
5. You’ll Never Regret Saying No
Have you ever spent time with someone, not because you wanted to, but because you felt like you had to? You don’t have to! Just say no to the people who don’t uplift you. Say no to the toxic people. Instead, spend time time with positive people and be more selective about who you choose to share space with in the future.
6. You’ll Never Regret Owning Your Own Weirdness
It’s okay to be weird—we all are. But not owning your weirdness is something you’d regret. Therefore, you should just own it and most people will go with it. Never be afraid to be who you are and share your own brand of weird.
7. You’ll Never Regret Falling in Love
Love can be scary, or happy or sad. Sometimes, it’s all three of those things. And it’s these three emotions that will eventually direct you to the person (or people) you are meant to be with. There are no shortcuts to true love, so don’t try to cheat it by avoiding any of its essential emotions (both good and bad).
8. You’ll Never Regret Living the Life You Want
What you want out of life can sometimes be the opposite of what someone close to you wants for you. But it’s your life to live, so you need to be honest with yourself and do what makes you happy. If they truly care for you, they will support you. If not, they’re not the kind of person you need in your life.
9. You’ll Never Regret Saying What You Feel
Use your voice to express your feelings. Don’t hold back and don’t go silent just to spare someone else. Keeping quiet is bad for your physical and emotional health! So, if you have feelings, speak up! People need to hear from you.
10. You Will Never Regret Standing Up for Yourself
If someone is treating you poorly, you need to stand up for yourself. Being assertive can be hard, especially if you are an introverted person or if you don’t like confrontation. But, you can’t let someone walk all over you. If they can do it once, they’ll think they can do it again and again. Stop them in their tracks with self-confidence.