Many people throughout their life will make a rendition of the statement “I should have done that!” or “I should have invented that!” or “I should have went to that!”. Stop it. You didn’t, so don’t dwell on the past and what you didn’t do. It’s not very productive to analyze what you didn’t do and telling others that “you should have” makes people think you’re not very good at making decisions.
How does the saying go? Very few people on their death beds say they wish they didn’t do so much throughout their life. Inevitably when we’re old we will regret the things we didn’t do.
If you haven’t watched “Yes Man” yet, watch it, and seriously consider taking on a ‘Yes Man’ philosophy.