Regret and Failure.

Why bother with this subject?

This subject is important to understand. It is important because a lot of people don’t understand the difference between regret and failure. I will try to explain what makes regret different from failure and what the definition of both words are. With this post, I hope that you will understand the differences. It is really important to understand this. It will make you think differently about life.


This word is really important. It will make you think differently about your life and about the way you live. First, let us ask what Google thinks that this word means. The meaning of regret is:

feel sad, repentant, or disappointed over (something that one has done or failed to do)

So the meaning is feeling sad about something you did not do when you had the chance to do it. It could be taking a step towards your dream or it could be a life-changing decision. It is actually a missed chance. That is what regret is.


Let’s ask Google what failure means.

the neglect or omission of expected or required action

It is actually the fact that you had tried something but you did not acquire the result that you expected. So you can imagine how many times something fails in your life. Well, a lot of times things just fail.

Now it is the time to tell you the differences between these two words.

The differences

Now we know the meaning of the two words. It is the time to learn about the differences between these words. A lot of people really get the feeling that these words mean the same or they just don’t know what the real difference is between these words.

In fact, these two words are really different. We just learned what regret meant. It is the fact that you have let a chance slip. This is the main reason why so many people are unhappy. Regret can really play a big role in your life. Regretting will make you unhappy. That is the main difference between the two words.

Regret is more devastating than failure. Imagine that you have a chance to change everything about your life, but in order to do that, you need to take a little bit of risk. In the end, you don’t take this risk and after one year you will feel guilty because you did not take the chance you had one year ago. Can you even imagine how that will feel?

Most of the time, you will regret the things that you can’t turn back. If you regret something it really means that you wanted to do it, but your fear kept you away from doing it. This will have the most impact in your life. A lot of people really get sad and they will feel depressed. If you talk to someone and he/she keeps talking about the past and about the chances they had but did not take these chances, it means that they feel sad about the past. This means that they regret a lot of things about their lives. I think it is obvious that this is hard.

Failure, on the other hand, is really different. Failure can be turned around. The funny thing is that you can change failure the next time. If you fail, it means that you had the courage to take a step in order to do the thing that you really wanted to do. So it means you had the courage to step out of your comfort zone.

It is better for you to fail and to learn from it. Life is about new experiences. Sometimes it can be hard and sometimes life can be really great. This is how it has been always. The greatest thing about failure is that you can learn from it. Fail, but never forget to learn from it. It will make you a better person than you were yesterday. The only thing that you need to understand is that you need to know how to handle the seasons of life. Life is unpredictable and you need to know how to handle harsh times and also the better times.

Choose carefully my friend

When it comes to your own life, you have the choice to either choose to have a life full of regret or a life with failures. As I explained, these two things are two different things. When it comes to your own life, you need to be very careful with the two options.

Don’t let your dreams pass by. Be the one that takes the chances that will bring you to better places. If it means that you need to put in more work, then you got to do that. It is your life and it is your choice. Choose wisely and don’t let fear be a part of a choice. Remember that you have greatness within you and fear is the obstacle that will keep you in the same spot. Get out of your comfort zone.

If you do this, you will come to the right choice yourself. Last but not least, ask yourself this: “Do you want to live a life where you see yourself grow every year or do you want to have a life where you only fear to take a step?”


Regret and failure are two different things. The meaning of regret is: “feel sad, repentant, or disappointed over (something that one has done or failed to do)” and failure means: “the neglect or omission of expected or required action”

The difference between regret and failure is very big. Regret is the fact that you let chances pass by and the feeling that you get when you feel sad about a choice you made. Failing is very different. With regret, you will not have a second chance. When it comes to failure, you can always try again.

Choose carefully. Keep in mind that you can live a life where you constantly keep learning or you can have a life where you are just too afraid to take steps in order to grow. It is your life but choose wisely my friend. Chances can be once in a lifetime.

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