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My current favorite book is The Power of Regret by Daniel Pink,” says author and Inc. Magazine contributing editor Jeff Haden. “NO REGRETS! makes for a great tattoo, but it’s a terrible philosophy.” In his book, Pink argues that regrets help us learn from mistakes, decide what is truly important to us and make better decisions in the future. “While dwelling on regrets isn’t helpful, learning from them definitely is,” concludes Jeff. He praises Pink for laying out a process for reframing regret into something useful – “something that will make a definite difference in your personal and professional life.” We suggest you follow Jeff’s recommendation and read our summary of Daniel Pink’s argument. You won’t regret it! 

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Daniel Pink

‘No Regrets’ Is No Way to Live

Banishing regret from our lives is not just futile, but also, unhelpful.

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