People on their deathbed tend to say: “I wish I would have done A/B/C.” Only a tiny majority says: “I wish I would have done less A/B/C.”

For some reason, we tend to beat ourselves up for things we have done: The stupid thing you said, the email that was sent, the presentation that bombed.

Wouldn’t it be much better to reflect upon the book you didn’t read, the call you didn’t make, the hug you didn’t share?

Shouldn’t we try to be more in this world and not less?

We keep track of the wrong things.

We keep track of things we did and didn’t work out. We should track diligently the things we didn’t do, the paths we didn’t take, the bets we didn’t make, the human touch we didn’t show.