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So some time back my wife and I made massive changes in our lives. We went all anti-violence and started taking the reins more on what we eat. Needless to say, with all the changes we had anxieties about them. Change is scary and often stressful. We let the changes happen and we stuck it out when we started to second-guess ourselves. That’s important by the way. If you decide to make massive changes, you ARE going to second-guess your decisions.
So after a few weeks, I wasn’t just second guessing my decision to trade in nearly ALL my video games, I was rethinking the whole anti-violence thing we decided on.
I discovered that changing your mind is an ongoing process. You can change your mind again if you want, which is pretty cool. If you LET yourself do it. Do I regret trading in my games and ceasing to watch horror movies and crime dramas? Nope, not one bit. I don’t regret the decision I made then, and I don’t regret my new decision. I made good decisions based on good information that I had at THAT time. Why regret it? I grew and changed when I made my decisions, which allowed me to see some things more clearly. Now I can make all new decisions/mistakes and learn from them.
Needless to say, I went out this past weekend and re-purchased a couple of my beloved violent games. I picked up Skyrim again, this time the legendary edition. I also picked up Fallout: New Vegas Ultimate edition. I spent most of yesterday playing Skyrim. I still love the satisfaction of putting an arrow through the head of a bandit at a couple hundred yards and watching him drop. I also love it when the whole family gathers together to watch it happen.
Have you ever changed your mind, and then changed it again? Can you do it without regret like I have? Challenge yourself with change, learn something, become something greater.