As I looked in the box of cracked china, I laughed. I had spontaneously bid on a pile of junk at the auction, that I didn’t preview. Antique auctions move quickly and if you don’t act fast, someone else will. There are times during the bidding process I experience, “analysis paralysis”. Should I? Shouldn’t I? When I get stuck in thought, I don’t do anything, I’m hit with regret, as I watch a stranger grab their new item, that should of been mine.
To buy or not to buy, is really not important in the big picture. It is a good example of how regret works because the consequences are immediate. Typically it takes a while for “if only” to come full circle.
It’s not uncommon to be overly cautious to avoid a blunder. No one wants to be embarrassed, wrong or to deliberately purchase chipped porcelain. However, what do miss out on, when we try to be right all the time?
I’m declaring today as Mistake Monday! Get out of your habitual behaviors. Try something new! If you screw up…who cares! It’s Mistake Monday!