Daniel Pink, is an author who did research about regret for his book and found these four as the major regrets for most people:
“And 16,000 people have told us what are the most important regrets to minimize: 1) regrets about stability 2) regrets about boldness 3) regrets about morality and 4) regrets about connection. But I don’t want people to try to minimize every single regret because they’ll go nuts. It’s foundational in social psychology that maximizers tend to be miserable.”
(“The Power of Regret: How Looking Backward Moves Us Forward’)
Those without the Holy Spirit and understanding the loving Father have to deal with regret only through psychology and therapy. As a Christ follower we have the Advocate of the Holy Spirit to lead us, hear us as we repent and restore us to health and wholeness. Most of us regret one or more of the four (or forty-four) mentioned regrets and possibly others. Repentance and confession clears away the debt of regret and restores us to the love and fellowship of the Father. We do not need to minimize or maximize regret… we need to press on without it and consider it a learned lesson as best we are able. Try to shake off the sticky parts of regret.
“Just so, I tell you, there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who need no repentance.” Jesus