Everything seems easy when you look back.
I could have done this or I should have done that, you might say to yourself over and over. Yet, you forget that you did whatever you did based on what you knew at the time and this is all any of us ever have – this moment.
That’s the ultimate problem with hindsight, it’s an alluring false reality of what could have been, because it would have never been.
We can all only do what we know to be the best in this moment right now, we can only make decisions or take actions on what we know to be right or true in this moment, not 3 weeks from now.
So don’t be so hard on yourself, realise that you did the best you could in what you knew at that time and no deep dive hindsight party in your head will ever change that.
It’s like Theodore Roosevelt perfectly summed up – “Do what you can, with what you have, where you are”
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