On May 6, 1954, Roger Bannister became the first man in history to run a mile in less than 4 minutes. Within 2 months, John Landy eclipsed the record by 1.4 seconds. On August 7, 1954, the two met together for a historic race. As they moved into the last lap, Landy held the lead. It looked as if he would win, but as he neared the finish he was haunted by the question, “Where is Bannister?” As he turned to look, Bannister took the lead. Landy later told a Time magazine reporter, “If I hadn’t looked back, I would have won!”

Life is too short a race for you to be looking over shoulder every minute wondering what could have been. As Willink reiterates in today’s encouragement, regret over past failures has little to offer you. It’s worthless. The only value in “regret” is learning your lesson and moving on.

“You have a great life in front of you. Your great life is IN FRONT OF YOU, NOT BEHIND you”

“I press on,…forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forward to those things which are ahead.” (Philippians 3:12-13)

May the good Lord grant us the endurance to run this race of life and help us not to wallow in past failures, but to be disciplined and to fix our eyes on the goal set before us.

It gets better.