I have a confession to make… I watched “The Family Man” in the middle of summer. HAHA! If you haven’t seen it, it’s a Christmas movie about a man who simply makes the wrong decision and unknowingly misses the biggest opportunity of his life. It’s on Netflix and I highly recommend it! (But maybe wait until Christmas time haha)
By the end of the movie, Jack Campbell (Nicholas Cage) realizes the significance ONE decision had on his entire life and he sets out on a mission to make up for lost time.
It’s not that he didn’t get what he wanted that made him rethink his BIG decision. It was what he missed out on. He missed out on a beautiful life with a woman -- Dang RIGHT -- who could have made him happier than everything else in his current world.
This got me thinking about the inevitable regret he is going to feel in the years to come about the time he missed… (That would be an interesting movie)
The thought of that is like a knife through chest because… I have regret. I’ve made the wrong decision multiple times. I’ve spent years trying to make up for lost time. I’ve spent hours laying awake in bed thinking about the opportunities I missed out on simply because I didn’t want to make the time for them when they came.
I have to be honest though… I do not regret the things that I’ve done, although some of them could have been done better.
I regret the things I haven’t done.
That’s what keeps me awake at night… The moments I missed on, the knowledge I didn’t acquire, the lessons I didn’t learn, the truth I didn’t discover… The list goes on.
If you are anything like me, you might feel this way too?
As all of you know, we have put together a ONCE IN A LIFETIME Empowerment Retreat to change the lives of women practicing law.
I know this retreat WILL positively change your life. Your practice. Your relationships. Your career.
Don’t let the ANYTHING get in the way of that.
I say this because I know what you are going to miss out on… the Empowerment Retreat is the beginning of something so much bigger and it is going to create so much good, but that also means it will simultaneously create a whole lot of regret for those who weren’t there.
We all have things we're doing.
I get it.
But throughout history, when people need to come together to create change, the only time it happens is when they set aside the small things, even the things that seem important, to move toward something bigger.
If any of you have thought about coming, but are thinking… “Oh I’ll just come next year…” or “I don’t have time because I have to …” or “I don’t have the money to attend…” or “I already committed to…”
I know you are going to experience the same regret I have in my life already…
I can’t guarantee this will happen again next year. I just can’t.
If there is anything I know about myself, and maybe you are this way too, I make time for the things I want. If you want a better practice, if you want a better career, if you want to make a greater impact on the world, you’ll make the time to be here.
If you don’t have the money, call me. I can help you find it. It too important for you to be here to miss out on it because of a $ sign.
I want you here because we’re making REAL and LASTING change.
As of right now, we are 46 days out. That’s a good amount of time, but it’s coming fast. Register as soon as you can!
If you can act now, do it! Acting now will make your life so much easier than acting 10 days before. Trust me!
From one woman to another, don’t miss this.
Because in the end, we only regret the decisions we didn’t make.
Let’s makes this decision together.
Let’s do this together.