Tuesdays with Ryz- Regrets

“Regrets, I have a few. But then again, too few to mention.”  More than 50 years ago, Frank Sinatra uttered these words, which have been immortalized in his song, “My Way.” And while you may have heard it a time or 10 at retirement events, memorials or even as a random song playing on your Pandora station, these words are something that rings true for everyone.  Regrets are something we all deal with, some more than others.  And when someone says they have no regrets, you can call bullshit on them.  We all have regrets and, for some of us, the regrets we may have are not actually in actions taken but those that we have passed up on at some point in our lives.  Maybe it was a business opportunity, a man/woman we may have found attractive at a bar, a decision to buy/not to buy something, hiring/not hiring that candidate or saying something to a loved one when we had an opportunity to do so.  Regardless of the situation, the regret of not taking a risk will always be bigger than the regret of deciding to try something new.  It is better to go out “your way” than to look back and wonder what could have been.