It’s not a resolution.
In 2016 I will (more often then not) follow the path of least regret.
Sometimes this is as simple as recognizing that if I keep running sprints my hamstring might end up bothering me for the rest of the day, which I would be bummed (regretful) about.
On the other end of it, in deciding whether or not I should head out on that run in the first place the path of least regret is generally to lace up my shoes.
Going in for the biopsy the other day was the path of least regret. I realized that if I didn’t have that medically definitive answer about what was going on with my body that I would have a nagging concern that I was making the wrong choice.
Sometimes the path of least regret has to do with things I do or don’t say. Hint: I’ve never regretted saying thank you or I’m sorry or I love you or you’re important to me but I have regretted every single time I’ve said something passive aggressive or downright mean.
“The path of least regret” is a rather unfortunate (negative) expression but I can’t think of a better way to say it. I thought about “the path of most joy/happiness/contentment/grace” but…what I am really referring to is the least regret.
It’s a bit like overriding the ego and emotion and stepping outside of myself for a moment to more accurately access the situation. It’s my 2016 version of “Make Good Choices”. The path of least regret and make good choices are slightly different, each applicable in different scenarios, and between the two reminders I feel prepared for this year to be one of joy, happiness, contentment, and grace 😉