There is a sound in ice hockey that makes the die-hard fan wince in pain, wishing that the gods of sport had shown an extra inch of favor. It is the telltale ping of a puck hitting the post of the goal.
Often times, the precision shot flies so fast that you can’t see it, but there is no mistaking that sound of a critical opportunity lost, missed by the slimmest of margins.
Are you a person who deals with regret?
Do you have a hard time letting things go?
I go to astronomical lengths to avoid mistakes. I’m the person who spends more money on paint samples than the actual paint because I’m so afraid of making the wrong choice.
In my former life as an actor, I dreamt of being interviewed by James Lipton for an episode of The Actor’s Studio. At the end of each exchange, this prim and precise inquisitor leans in close and asks a series of pithy questions:
My answers are as follows:
And . . .
Without question, my least favorite word is regret. I live my life doing everything within my power to avoid it. And when I fail, I look for a lifeline to pull me out of it.
There is only one life line. His name is Jesus.
Let God take that thing you regret and make something beautiful out of it.
Catherine Segars is an award-winning actress and playwright — turned stay-at-home-mother—turned author, speaker and blogger. She is dedicated to helping other women see their worth in a season when they often feel less-than.
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