Living with no regrets?

By June 29, 2017 January 14th, 2019 No Comments

Actually, everyone has regrets. Little ones, big ones, things they wish they had done differently or better. That’s life, you know, if you are the least bit conscious of yourself, your actions, and trying to understand you, others, and all that is life.  I sit here on a jet flying to San Diego wondering about the future. My wife and I did something a bit shocking — we (mostly) chucked our past lives to be together and it’s taken a good 2 years to get from beginning to the end of the beginning, now on the verge of settling into our new life and home. 8500 miles, 3 long trips, lots of paperwork, struggles, but a steady commitment. All mutual. Oh, yes, there have been the naysayers. The Debbie and Dan Downers of the world. Oh, it’s too tough. Oh, it might not work out. Now there’s a new business added to the mix and the brave, tumultuous, topsy-turvy world ofa small travel business and that scary uncertainty.  Why? Why do it? Why leave the comfort of the known for the rightfully scary unknown? For me, it was the small voices saying that I needed better. Not change just for change, but real personal and professional expansion. The need to know more, to do more, to live more, to love more, to see more. Security in the known can also be an insidious prison, preventing one from real evolution and growth. Ultimately, you must understand yourself and what motivates you. Think about it. Wrestle with it. Struggle with it. Spend time with it. Many people are content with the soothing constancy of endless routine. Rigidity as a virtue. Others, not so much. Importantly, people should enrich each other’s lives and let those they love live and be whom they must be. Suppressing others for one’s own needs is never a winning strategy. So, know thyself. I do. It took awhile, but self-realization is a powerful thing. I embrace the risk, the unknown, the great Universe of life. I’m pointing my ship in a certain direction, but know not the destination. I’m already a better person for it.  

Paul Hardersen

Paul Hardersen

I am the CEO of Trouvaille LLC.

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