You can’t change the past. You just can’t. No amount of wishing, regretting, lamenting, and frustration with what has happened will allow you to change even a single second of the past.

I fully believe in “looking back” for the purpose of learning. Hindsight is always 20/20. The value of lessons learned is beyond measure. Wisdom is built solidly on a foundation of learning from mistakes and experience. I believe so strongly in this I have created a website specifically to hear from people that have “been through it” to share their stories.

You should check it out here:

However, looking back at what worked, what didn’t, and leveraging the discovery of past experience is NOT what most do.

Most look back with regret and wish.

Most wish that things would have been different, they wish they would have behaved differently, talked differently, acted differently, spent differently. How many brain cycles are wasted with worry about what has already happened? One conservative study showed that the average person spends 6.5 years of their life worrying.

6.5 years. 

I don’t know about you, but I would rather spend 6.5 years doing something I love, building relationships with people I care about, and making the world a better place. 

I mean really 6.5 freaking years. 

You can’t change the past, don’t worry about it. 
You can learn from the past, so freaking do that instead of “wishing” it never was.

Please go get some of that 6.5 years back before you spend it all, learn from the past, but don’t dwell there, even for a second, life is fleeting, time too short to dwell on what could have been, look onward to the bright future of what could be!


Chris Behnke

Inspiration from Instagram Post:

Don’t waste time looking back. Onward!

Spending time with the next generation in #california! I love #teaching my kids the power of #hardwork and that the #hustle can never slack if the #goal to build real #momentum in #life and #business
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