Podcast quote: avoiding regrets

Via recommendation, I I have now listened to my first episode of Finding Mastery: Conversations with Michael Gervais. 

It was a good one. (Obviously I can’t speak to the podcast on the whole.)

He was interviewing Abby Wambach, a former professional soccer player (highest all-time scorer, regardless of gender) and Olympian.

Many pieces of the conversation were interesting to me, but this little bit was sticky and feels actionable, regardless your goals.

“In order to not have death bed regret, make sure you don’t have bed time regret.”

Takes something long-term, vague, easy to dismiss, and makes it more immediate and digestible.

Unrelated to the quote but something I enjoyed in passing: at some point well into their dialogue, she mentions her wife. It’s the first time in the podcast that the listener learns she’s gay (unless, of course, you already knew).

His next question: “So when did you know you were an athlete?”

It was so refreshing for the end of that question not to be “gay.”

Has nothing to do with the quote or the sentiment, but I had to give it a shout out.

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