Forget Regrets–Embrace Your Experiences!

We all have stories that make us smile and others that we prefer to forget. We all have experienced personal and professional ups and downs. This is part of the human experience and we should appreciate every moment.

Do not regret the past, as difficult as that may be. The past is behind you with nothing but knowledge in its wake. You can’t change the past, so why not make it an educational tool no different than when you first learned to ride a bike?

Do not be disappointed or discouraged about today. Today is temporary and tomorrow is on its way. Tough times are palatable and surmountable when you look at them from this vantage point.

Do not feel that you are alone in any obstacles that you may be experiencing. You are not alone, for many have struggled in similar ways and their stories abound. Look at it this way; success and failure all have the same byproduct – “wisdom.” Wisdom is a gift gained from the past that serves as the foundation of our future, and if you share it with others, you are helping them on their life’s journey as well.

Share your stories and pay forward your wisdom. Hearing stories of perseverance gives people hope. Such narratives tell people that they are not alone and that they will ultimately prevail.

You are valuable in every sense of the word. What you have already accomplished on this planet is inspirational and motivational to others around the globe. So remember… we are all mentors just by the sheer impression of our footsteps. Learn more about creating contagious optimism by tuning in to Inspire Me Today’s audio interview with David Mezzapelle!

David Mezzapelle is a speaker and the bestselling author of Contagious Optimism, an uplifting book series of real stories from real people around the globe.

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Judy Apelis
Judy Apelis2 years ago

Thank you!

heather g.
heather g.2 years ago

I certainly embrace my experiences and am happy within myself.
I know if one has expectations in the workplace, based on one's past experiences - and I simply mean a level of professionalism - one could be disappointed.
In BC I have been more than disappointed, I have been told blatant lies and have observed a total lack of professionalism, etc. All it has done is given me very little respect for people who have no self-respect of themselves. (there were many of them)

Sumit jamadar
Sumit jamadar2 years ago


Dave C.
Dave C.2 years ago

thanks. good advice

Jeanne Rogers
Jeanne Rogers2 years ago

Thank you.

PrimaSICK B.
PrimaAWAY B.2 years ago



Thank you for sharing.

Patricia H.
Patricia H.2 years ago

thanks for sharing

Autumn S.
Autumn Away S.2 years ago

thank you

Angela J.
Angela B.2 years ago

I have stuff I'd rather bury about my past, who doesn't? Over the years, I've figured out that good or bad, every experience has made me who I am.