PRIDE HEALS SO MUCH FASTER THAN REGRET
Someone once told me to not let pride get in the way of deciding to take part in a creative project/shoot with them, we had a moment of confrontation, and through the confrontation we both realised that we saw the situation different to each other, I had understood something different to what was intended. The guys directing the shoot still wanted me to take part in the project, and left the decision up to me, one of the guys simply said that if I wanted to still take part I was more than welcome, and to please not let pride keep me from taking part, if I did want to, but he also understood and would accept if I didn't want to be a part of it anymore.
That situation made me realise that pride heal so much faster than regret, we can miss out on a lot of experiences if we let pride rule us. I have used that concept to help me move through everything in life, from dating, relationships, to work opportunities. It has helped me always do what feels right, and helped me also know when truly to let something rest - sometimes we leave a situation, maybe a project, a lover, or a relationship prematurely, because we worry we might get hurt. By using that concept, I have always followed what feel right, knowing that even if I feel ridiculous for a moment, it feels so much better to experience that moment, than longer moments of regret!
The concept is SO powerful when used in dating or relationship situations, I rather give my all and clearly communicate what I want to experience with another person (not all upfront, it takes time to find that moment, let alone know that moment), and I always rather know I tried rather than giving half my effort and wonder what could have been if I had given it my all.
One main thing I feel inspired to share with other women about dating, is to learn how to be your authentic self, behave how you feel, rather than how you think you should, because then you'll know if someone is meant for you or not, they'll either love you, or... not. If they don't they aren't for you, so let them go. Also, never be afraid to ask for closure, it's so beneficial when we help each other know what is or is not working, I have no problem letting someone know why I am or am not interested in being romantic with them - it takes a bit of strength, and a few moments to gain clarity on my truths and how to deliver the information in a compassionate way, but I know when we share our truths it is so healing for ourselves and the other person, it is the only way we learn to grow and improve our future relationships with others. We learn through each other and with each other, giving someone closure when they ask for it, should be a given. Pride heals SO much faster than regret! Do what you feel, over what you think, learn to live authentically and you will naturally have no regrets.