Psychological research presents some unsurprising wisdom about how to make big decisions without regret: focus on people, don't miss opportunities, and stay true to yourself.
Seize opportunities. You can apologise or change course later but you can’t time travel.
There were five regrets that dying people told her about most often: I wish I’d had the courage to live a life true to myself, not the life others expected of me I wish I hadn’t worked so hard I wish I’d had the courage to express my feelings I wish I’d stayed in touch with my friends I wish I had let myself be happier.
In the long run it is inaction — deciding not to pursue something — that generates more regret.