Sana pala, noon ko pa nalaman.
Sana pala, ‘di ko nalang sinubukan.
Sana pala, ‘di ko nalang ginawa.
Sana pala, nakinig ako noon.
Sana pala, ‘di na lang ako nagsalita.
Sana maibalik ko pa ang nakaraan.
Sana! Sana! Sana!
Panay na lang SANA.
I’m sure all of us had our share of regrets.
We regretted something that we’ve done in the past.
Most of the time, it makes our lives more miserable because we dwell too much on “what could have been”.
We can never turn back the hands of time. Iyan ang reality.
Hindi masamang magsisi at mag-regret, but we have to understand that instead of being depressed, we can choose to stand again, move on, and learn from our mistakes.
How can we break free from living a lifetime of regrets? Here are some steps I want to share with you:
Accept that it already happened. Kahit anong iyak ang gawin mo, hindi mo na maibabalik ang nakaraan.
Ang dapat na tanong ay, “Ano ang pwede kong gawin para maitama ang mga pagkakamali ko?”
What we can do is focus on the “now” and be fully aware of our actions.
Sit down and reflect. Take the time to pause and think. Ask yourself these questions: Saan ka ba nagkamali para hindi na ito maulit muli? Saan ka ba nagkulang? Paano mo mapupunan ang pagkukulang? Sino ang pwedeng makatulong sa iyo? Ano pa ang mga resources na kailangan mo para matupad ang plano? These questions will help you evaluate and assess the situation you’re in and help you improve yourself.
Kung nadapa ka at pinagsisisihan mo na ‘yun, bumangon ka lang at magpatuloy. Walang mangyayari sa iyo kung magpapakalugmok ka at mag-wallow in depression.
Kailangan mong kumilos, gumalaw, ayusin, at pahalagahan ang iyong sarili.
Sa buhay na ito, marami pa tayong pagdadaanan. Madadapa tayo at muling magkakamali. It doesn’t matter how hard you fall, as long as you bounce back and learn from it. There are no regrets in life, just lessons.
Finally, we need to accept that we cannot control everything.
Sadyang may mga bagay na kailangan nating ipagkatiwala nalang sa Maykapal.
We just need to let go and let God do His thing.
THINK. REFLECT. APPLY.
Do you have regrets in life?
Have you tried evaluating yourself?
Are you ready to move forward?
–Chinkee Tan, Filipino Motivational Speaker
Chinkee Tan is a famous motivational speaker in the Philippines. He specializes in topics such as personal development, building and strengthening relationships and financial management to name a few. To this day, he continues to inspire thousands of people through his books, free business seminars in the Philippines, social media and being invited to be a motivational corporate speaker to different organizations.
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