Sometimes I wish I had a time machine so I can go back in time and take the “safer path”. I regret some of my past decisions, but not that kind of regret that keeps me up at night. In fact, it’s the opposite as I remember that if I went to the “safer path” I lost some nights. So when nostalgia gets to me, I think of the famous speech Steve Jobs did in 2005:
Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma — which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.