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Don’t Regret What You Didn’t Do!

Hi everyone,

Yesterday we had our monthly team get together on Zoom, where we all came together to encourage each other, discuss the business and talk about future initiatives.

It was particularly tough yesterday, as many of our team are based in Melbourne and are experiencing absolute lockdown exhaustion and frustration, with no idea about what the future really holds and when things might be different. But in the middle of that exhaustion, I was once again so impressed with how resilient and positive my team, right across Australia, are. In fact, once again, they really encouraged me.

My partner and I have now been apart for over 3 months due to finding ourselves in different states when lockdowns occurred, and it looks like it may be another 3 months before that situation changes.

So, when it was my turn to share with the team how I was going, it was a challenge, because there are many times when I just want to crawl up in a ball, feel sorry for myself and do nothing.

But what I have discovered is that – it is what it is, and unless we live in the moment and make the best of the time alone, or the time with others, and use the space to do things we have always wanted to do, then when things are better, and they will get better, we will regret what we didn’t do.

I think what I am discovering for myself is that I will never go back to who I was, but I will go forward due to what I learn and become through these very challenging times.

Understanding this has made me reevaluate where I am right now.

Not necessarily to change it, but to make it better and different. To build on the things that are important to me, to learn and do new things that I may not have made the time to do if not in this situation. To write that book I have always wanted to write, to learn that language I have always wanted to learn for when I can travel again, to cook, to do professional studies etc.

So, it is what it is, and I don’t want to miss a minute of it. I don’t want to look back and regret the time I wasted when I had time, even though it may have been forced on me.

Because, even with restrictions we have choices, to either procrastinate or to be proactive with our lives.

So, reevaluate this week. Identify something that you have always wanted to do, big or small, and start the process. You will never get this time and experience back again.

Don’t regret what you didn’t do!

Have an awesome week.


Des Penny

Proteus Leadership


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