When you think about the things that you will regret when you’re 80, they’re almost always the things that you did not do. They’re acts of omission. Very rarely are you going to regret something that you did that failed and didn’t work or whatever, says Mr Bezos.
It’s not only true of professional decisions, but of life too, says the 54-year-old entrepreneur.
I’m not just talking about business things,” says Bezos. “It’s like, ‘I love that person and I never told them,’ and you know, 50 years later you’re like, ‘Why didn’t I tell her? Why didn’t I go after it?.
So that’s the kind of life regret that is very hard to be happy about when you’re telling yourself in a private moment that story of your life.