Regret and Other Productivity Tips (part 1)

I wrote a book!

Don’t congratulate me just yet… it was 23 years ago! My dissertation!

NOW you can congratulate me!

The title and the topic: Consumer Regret.  Don’t look for it on Amazon! Don’t look for it on my bookshelf, either! It’s there, but it’s so slender, I think I’m using it as a bookmark for some other book I started reading less than 23 year ago.

Like the best-selling authors, I learned some important productivity lessons. For example, when it comes to regret:

1. Don’t blame yourself.

– Regret is about blaming yourself.  But you can’t change the past. You can and ought to learn from it.

2. Jealousy is not healthy.

– I guess it can have its upside if you use it in a positive way, like to motivate yourself to be a better person or partner or teammate. But really, don’t be jealous. Just try to be the best version of you.

3. Make the pie bigger if you can; avoid zero-sum games.

What do you think? Have you learned anything from or about your own regrets?

More fun with regret tomorrow….