–verb (used with object)
1. to feel sorrow or remorse for (an act, fault, disappointment, etc.).
2. to think of with a sense of loss: to regret one’s vanished youth.
3. a sense of loss, disappointment, dissatisfaction, etc.
4. a feeling of sorrow or remorse for a fault, act, loss, disappointment, etc.
How does one live a life without regrets?
My life seems to be full of them.
Regret for wavering in my decision…regret for uttering a harsh word…regret for jumping to conclusions too early…regret for not spending the time to build bonds and relationships…regret for making the wrong judgment call.
Especially when one is in a position to make or break another’s livelihood. Mistakes made were more costly than others.
Caught in a dilemma between living out my ideals and doing what was pragmatic..it had been a tough call. To reward based on performance or potential, what is the tipping point to decide who is the more deserving person?
A trusted friend and a mentor who guides and advises me, he is the best person that I have worked with. Ever supportive, going beyond the call of duty to lend a helping hand. Always a problem solver who took upon himself to see things through.
Not that he is incapable, in fact, he has the capacity to deliver more than most people. Not that he did not do his job, he puts in his best for every task that he is given and he delivers.
Yet, setting aside all emotions, I made a conscious decision to set the criteria based on the amount of workload done for the year. So, I had placed him lower than what others would usually do when solely judged by potential and capability.
Turn of events indicated that it was a wrong judgment call and I had let my most trusted right-hand man down.
Apart from disappointing him, I know that I had discredited myself.
Even if he can forgive me, I will not be able to forgive myself.