Some people might hate themselves for the disparity between what they’re doing now and what they’ve done before. The biggest issue about looking back at the past is that you have to accept every part of it and take things with a grain of salt.
It may feel like time wasted but realize that there were lessons you gleaned from that experience as well. Situations that make you feel like that are the ones that give you a lot of insights on who you really are—what you hold dear and what’s important for you. Instead, look at it as a blessing, that you now have the opportunity to move on after going past that experience while so many others never had that chance.
One of the most basic life skills we could ever learn in the span of our existence is coming to terms and accepting the flaws we have as a person. After all, no one is perfect and no one will ever be. It’s just not possible to go through life and do everything right by the first time.
As long as you’re breathing, it’s never too late. That’s what life is for, so we can accept things that happened to us and learn from those experiences. If you refuse to let go and hold on to what you thought was wasted time then you’re only shortchanging yourself to what you could be. Not many people realize that we learn more from failures than we do with success. Mistakes are there to motivate us, not to stall us into brooding and inaction.
Many people think that wasting time automatically translates to being a mistake, but in essence, you’ll never know where you might be now had you not “wasted your time.” As the wise saying goes, “Regret for wasted time is just more wasted time.”