What would be my greatest regret?

Post written by Orsolya Hernold

I have just finished my second journal–a journal created for beginners, people interested in trying the habit of journaling. At the same time, I only sold one of my first printed journal focusing on an important relationship. Serious self-doubt is starting to build up in me: Am I doing something wrong? Can I do something more? Should I do something differently?

Probably all of the above and there are no exact answers to get from anybody (I have talked to a mentor, a British publisher, online marketing experts, the owner of the café where my journals can be bought besides my online journal store). As a beginner blogger and entrepreneur, I am learning to live with my doubts.

My writing about this topic revealed something important, though: I would immensely regret not having tried to spread the word about focused journaling, a method that was taught to me by my teachers (and I have the intention to pass it on). Focused writing created a more conscious presence in my life and I am sure it would do so in your lives as well. So I will keep my commitment to be writing for a year (until the end of December). After one year of investment and trial, I might not feel regret at abandoning my love project. I will see.

As my self-doubt raised the topic of regrets, I would like to explore it a little further (and, as usual, inspire you to do the same). To be honest, the feeling of repentance is quite unfamiliar to me (apart from one area, being short tempered with my kids) as I regard all experience to be valid and useful for learning. Actually, I needed to dip deep to find behaviors I regretted:


Would you join me?


Mourning about our regrets is one way of living. It’s past-focused. Or you can choose to be in the present and make the most of the moment.

‘The trouble is, you think you have time.’ Buddha


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