About the Episode:
In this empowering episode of ALL IN, Rick Jordan delves into overcoming the barriers of regret and anxiety to create the life you’ve always desired. He shares personal insights on how holding onto regrets can keep you stuck in the past and how anxiety can trap you in the present, preventing you from reaching your full potential. Rick emphasizes the transformative power of gratitude as a tool to combat these negative emotions and pave the way for a future filled with success and fulfillment. This episode is a must-listen for anyone looking to break free from the chains of fear and regret and step confidently into a brighter future.
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- Learn how to release the grip of regret and move forward in life.
- Discover strategies to overcome anxiety and embrace your potential.
- Gain insights into using gratitude as a powerful tool for personal growth.
- Find out how to transform your past experiences into stepping stones for success.
- Get motivated to create the future you’ve always dreamed of.
Hey, what’s shakin’, hey, I’m Rick Jordan. Today, we’re going all in. Alright, here we go. I’m gonna give you three principles today. And if you listen to the episode coming into this year, you’ll know that this is a year of gratitude for me. But there are a couple of different tools and things of awareness that I want you to recognize here. And it’s this is about moving forward. That’s absolutely what it is today is about moving forward into a new place in your life where you can conquer anything. Right? You want to change your circumstances today, you’re probably thinking that I’m sure there’s at least one thing that any of you who are listening right now can grab in your life and say, You know what, I wish this thing didn’t exist, or I wish I had that I wish I was doing this. Why have I not been doing this yet, you’re looking for a change today is the day that you make that change. You’ve already made it, I’m just going to give you the tools on how to because there could be some things that are holding you back. And that’s what we’re going to talk about today, we’re going to eliminate the holds that you have allowed to be placed on your life today, in order to move forward in your life into what you want to have. Everybody has a past, everybody has things that they’re like, Man, I wish I didn’t do that. Me too.
Right up. Me too. I wish there were things that I had not done. I wish I hadn’t made better decisions. At the same time, there were a lot of learnings that I made out of every bad and good decision, every poor and solid choice that I have made. I’ve had learnings from every single one. Now, some people will say this phrase, and there is not you won’t really ever hear me say this phrase. You know, it is it’s literally momentary. It’s I regret dot dot dot. And the I regret thing I’m going to talk to you about regrets today. That’s the first thing because regrets are things that you need to eliminate from your life. This is the thing that one of the things that’s holding you back from being able to make the change and obtain the things that you deserve in your life to make that change to get the things that you’ve wanted, and even more so that you deserve, that are just waiting there for you is this concept of regret. You might hear me in the moment, say I regret, whatever. I regret doing this, I regret not doing this, I regret making that choice, I regret not making the choice to do that, you might hear me say that. And it will sit with me for maybe maybe at a maximum five minutes.
Really bad thing, maybe a day, right? I’m still human just like anybody else. So obviously, but it’s a really, really short time period. Because at that moment, I’m able to adjust because I’m aware of it and be like, okay, if I’m gonna stay back there. And that because regret is a thing that will hold you in a place in time and not allow you to move forward, it keeps you regret literally keeps you from the blessings that you’re supposed to have in your life. You need to hear me on this today because no amount of regret will change the past. You also cannot feel bad enough to make somebody else feel good. A lot of these regretful things that come up in life typically have to do with the relationship with another person, right some way you interacted something you did to that person, or something you withheld from that person. Usually, regrets have to do with relationships, not just romantic, but all of your relationships, professional, personal, romantic family, whatever. That’s where a lot of regrets come into play. When you hang on to that regret, you will stay at that point in time. There’s probably something that you’re thinking of right now I know some of you think it’s resonating with you right now. It’s like, yeah, there’s, there’s this one thing that I regret.
And if I hadn’t done that, or if I had just taken the opportunity when it was there, I wouldn’t have lost that person. They wouldn’t be out of my life right now I might have been with them for the rest of my life. I might have had that job, I might have jumped started my career, I might have been CEO and something by this point because I passed up that opportunity. I really, really regret that. This is probably some rhetoric that you’ve been saying for days for weeks, maybe even for years. And that’s what keeps you stuck in that moment and keeps you from everything that was meant for you. Because if there’s something that’s really meant for you in life, I believe that it’ll come back around again. The only thing that you lose, which is actually kind of a sad thing when you think about this the only thing that you really lose this time. You could have been living in that scenario that you’ve wanted for that entire time period that you were regretting it you could have had all of the opportunities, and when bathing in those things that were meant for you, instead of regretting them for so long.
Some things do go away forever, and you miss them, and they never come back around. But I think that most things, and if you think about it this way, even if it doesn’t look exactly the same, it might be similar. In the spirit of another opportunity, that could be the way that it comes back around to you. The only way you’re going to be ready for that and actually be able to allow that to come back to you is to stop the regrets. Turn your regrets today, into learnings because no amount of regret will change the past, the only thing that you can do is make a change today, to move into what you want tomorrow. Regrets are things that are always going to hold you back. So feel them for the moment, because that can be the fuel the driver for you to do something different when that opportunity comes back around again, do not hang on to it. All right. Now another thing you might think of as being like, hey, I want to change this stuff. But you know what I’m scared, you know, I’ve gotten over this part to where I understand that what I did, you know, is something that made me lose an opportunity I couldn’t, it just passed me by, I’m not gonna let that happen again.
But at the same time, I don’t really feel ready for what’s to come, I don’t feel, you know, maybe this is a reason why you passed up on it before is that you were scared, you had fear, you couldn’t get over that fear of stepping into it, you didn’t have the faith to think that everything was going to work out, you didn’t think that you can handle whatever it was, you didn’t think that everything was going to be good on the other side of that choice. That’s called an anxiety. Anxiety is the fear of something that may or may not come. And most of the time, it’s the ladder to where it’s not going to happen that way. Everything that’s in your head that you’re a friend of mine used to say you play a movie in your head, right? A coach of mine and this movie is literally that it’s a movie, it’s fiction because the question to ask yourself is always how do I really know? And the answer is that you really don’t know, the only way you actually find out if that outcome is going to be what you want is if you actually step into it, but then when you step into it, that’s when you actually get the choice and the ability to be able to shape it and go after it and take the right actions and make the right choices to move towards that desired end state that outcome that you want.
Whatever you want to happen, you don’t even get that opportunity to go after it. Until you get past that anxiety right now. The only thing anxiety does is we talked about regrets holding you in the past. Anxiety keeps you in the present. It keeps you stuck right here today, where it’s like Groundhog Day. You remember that movie Bill Murray a long time ago. I know that right? I’m 44. So whatever, Groundhog Day, the same day kept happening over and over and over and over again, nothing changed. This is like that, that phrase to where it’s like you were never meant to just get up work, pay bills, and die. That’s repeating the same day, over and over and over again. And anxiety will keep you in that cycle. Anxiety keeps you from your future by keeping you stuck in today. And I am telling you today that no amount of anxiety will change the future. You can worry all you want about when making that choice to go after what you want will actually do for you or not do for you and freak out at the moment about what if this?
What if that’s Oh man, I don’t know if I can handle it. If this took place if I made this choice and everything blew up in my face, no amount of anxiety is going to change that. The only thing that can change that is once you finally get past that anxiety, throw it to the ground wrestling, pound in the pavement, and say enough with you. I’m making the choice because if I get rid of you anxiety, then I can actually take the steps. And now you know if you’re talking about like control, anxiety has control over you. But you are able to now take control of the scenarios and do exactly what you want to do. Anxiety you release the control and the direction and the actions and your desires of your own life to things that are not even real because they haven’t even happened. No amount of anxiety will change the future. Just like no amount of regret will change the past. I’ll tell you what will change everything now.
If you listen as we talked about At the beginning of this, and just a couple, a couple of episodes ago, this year is my year of gratitude. So much gratitude for everything that’s in my life. And that is one of the biggest things that will keep you from being anxious. That is one of the biggest things that will keep you from being regretful because you start to focus on things you already have. You can also start to focus on things that you’ve already done amazing things, and those become anchor points in your life, to be able to make the choices to move forward into something else that you might want. Gratitude is your biggest tool, your biggest weapon against both regret and anxiety. When you are grateful for things that you have now and think of these things that you’ve already done and things that you’ve already accomplished, you’re looking at the past in a mode of gratitude, and that completely wipes out the regret. When you’re looking at things that you have right now today in your life. Gratitude completely wipes out the anxiety. And that actually moves you into almost like this future state allowing you to be like you know what I am grateful in advance for everything that’s going to come my way.
Because there’s nothing holding me back in the past. And there’s nothing keeping me stuck in the presence. Now I can move into what my life is supposed to be and what I’ve always wanted it to be. Gratitude is your biggest weapon to kill the regret keep your anxiety at bay and allow you to move into everything that you’ve ever wanted get everything and create the future of your life that you’ve always dreamed of. I’ve given you so many awesome tool sets today. Keep going with gratitude. Keep changing your life because every single day you’ll be able to keep your regret down, keep your anxiety away, and move into what you’ve always desired for yourself. And that allows you to have an amazing life. have amazing relationships and live the way that you want. You’ve got this get after it.
GO ALL IN.