Just like the game Plinko, life is probably not a single, solitary path but instead there are a million ways down. Spending time dwelling on “what if’s” or rethinking your chosen path is wasting time. If it seems bad, there is still a way to bounce back. And if not, the are many pockets of goodness with which to land.
Make the best decision you can with the wisdom you have in the moment and the net score will be positive.
Put your chip on the board; you have to actually play to win.