Regrets, I’ve had a few

Regrets-001James Altucher, who might be the world’s greatest blogger right now, wrote this week about “10 Regrets You Can Avoid.”

Actually it was a list of HIS regrets, and he summed ’em up with one word — “don’t.”

They’re so good, I just have to share them, along with my brief comments. Here goes…

DON’T BUY THINGS. Instead, buy experiences.

DON’T DO ANYTHING YOU DON’T WANT TO DO. Eventually, it turns to madness.

DON’T TRY TO PLEASE PEOPLE. Most of the time, it leads to heartache — yours.

DON’T FALL IN LOVE WITH SOMEONE WHO IS IN LOVE WITH SOMEBODY ELSE. C’mon, you know you’ve done it!

DON’T MAKE PROMISES YOU CAN’T KEEP. Pay attention, marketers.

RUN. DON’T WALK. James means this literally as well as figuratively. I prefer the figurative interpretation.

DON’T WAIT FOR THEM TO SAY “YES.” Adds James, “Say yes to yourself first and everyone will say yes later.” Terrific point.

DON’T STEAL PAPERCLIPS FROM THE OFFICE. Be honest in everything. James points out that “a million paper clips in life add up to what you are, a mishmash of twisted metal.”

DON’T EAT BAD FOOD. And that includes wolfing down the evening news, gossip at the Xerox machine, and shitty remarks made by family members.

DON’T REGRET. Live in today. Get rolling, fer kryssakes!

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