The Long Run
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The Long Run

Let it go

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Kicking yourself for making a bad decision is fine.

I mean, it’s understandable. We all do it. Most of us have to do it before we can move on.

But allowing yourself to dwell on the consequence of a bad decision, is a bad decision.

We all make mistakes. And we probably have to live with the unpleasant result.

But even if you have to wake up to those consequences every day for the rest of your life, dwelling on your mistake is still a wrong move.

You don’t gain extra points for being more remorseful.

Your mistake doesn’t correct itself after X days of feeling sincerely sorry about it.

It’s already done.

What you need now is a next step.

A plan.

It may be too hard at the moment, and you may need some time to recover first.

But instead of using that time to dwell, why not use it to plan?

Planning is useful.

It doesn’t always work, but it makes your brain work.

When your brain starts working, you stop losing something important:


Stop dwelling.

Stop losing time.

Start planning.

Start taking steps.

Let it go.



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