You’re in a maze. But if you walk into a dead end, you don’t conclude, “Fuck! I’ve failed!” and break down.
No, you turn around, back out, and make what looks like the next best turn.
It’s a maze. You’re trying to move through. You’re trying to get more of what you value. But there is no end: it’s an infinite maze. All that exists at any point is you, and your guess of what would be the next best move.
Regret is inevitable, we can’t know the future, but we can minimize regret by making what appears to be the best, least-regrettable turn.
It doesn’t matter where you are, but where you turn next. Relax and make the next best turn.