This week’s guest is Daniel H. Pink. Dan is the author of five New York Times bestsellers, including his latest, The Power of Regret: How Looking Backward Moves Us Forward. This episode was published before the start of Midlife Maximum episodes and was updated to recognize this episode as such.
This episode is devoted to a conversation about the true power of regret and how we can benefit from understanding our regrets. Dan’s other books include the New York Times bestseller When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing, which we discuss a little near the end of our conversation.
The Power of Regret is one of the most thought-provoking books I’ve ever read! This book really made me think. I can honestly say I’m a better thinker after reading this book.
Dan and I discuss the 4 types of regrets:
- Foundation regrets
- Boldness regrets
- Moral regrets
- Connection regrets
More than 20,000 people across the globe have taken Dan’s regret survey, sharing examples of their regrets. The common theme is that people around the world experience regret across these four types.
“By studying regrets we have a chance at understanding a good life.”
This quote from Dan Pink in The Power of Regret, in my opinion, is the key takeaway message from this book.
If you’re even remotely tempted to skip this episode DON’T! I promise you won’t regret it! There I said it. And, I mean it!!!
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