How many times have you felt bad about a decision? I did certainly complain some of decisions I have made. Yet now I realize that’s the wrong approach.
Often it helps when someone points out the bright side resulting from your decision that you may be ignoring. Those words feel as wonderful as a cup of hot chocolate in a snowy winter. Without those positive thoughts our mind might blame us and not leave us in peace for a long time.
After experiencing some of these negative emotions we might even be afraid of making decisions. The question then becomes: what if it goes wrong? We then hesitate more and struggle to decide. As someone out there had already pointed out “cide” from decide is similar to “cide” from e.g. suicide. It involves indeed killing some alternatives.
Taking decisions therefore requires a certain degree of confidence and determination. Regretting our bad decisions not only doesn’t help resolve the situation at all, but rather affects the confidence we have in ourselves when making further decisions.
Why then regret when it is of no use? Better smile, decide better the next time and simply move on.