We have all been in the place where we think, “Why did I do that,” or “I shouldn’t have done that.” The past is the past. When we regret it, we take whatever negativity we think existed then and we bring it into the now. This kills the beauty and vitality of the present moment. Not only does regret keep us down, it also blocks the creativity of the present moment too. Instead of being in regret about something, perhaps we can look for the gold in the incident and look for ways we can be better. Every mistake happens for a reason. So was it really a mistake? Or was it a great lesson or great insight? The choice to see it either way is up to us, but one way will leave us down and powerless and the other way will leave us upbeat and masterful.