Jon Acuff on Regrets

“Regret that you didn’t start your thing earlier is a great distraction from starting it now. Those years are gone. Leave them where they fell and grab today with all your might. Mourning what could have been always steals the joy from what is.”

@jonacuff on Twitter

Hey – it’s been a month or so since I’ve made a Jon Acuff quote so here we go! 

I’ve had this tweet in my screenshot folder for a while and it definitely has an Ecclesiastes 11:4 vibe to it:

“Whoever watches the wind will not plant.”

I like how explicit Jon is in the quote here – he could have said “that time is gone” or “those days are gone” but he said “those *years* are gone.” I know I’ve spent time beating myself up for the actions my younger self took. Years not days have been spent mourning and what a waste it truly is. I appreciate the call that I can work on “my thing” today and leave all those other years in the past. 

We can watch the wind forever but if we don’t plant we never reap.

By Paul Mignard

Illustrator and Sketchnoter. I prefer pizza over tacos. I like to draw things without fur much more than things with fur. When presented with two choices I pick the one that's less complicated.