I imagine you recognize that line from My Way, by Paul Anka and popularized by Frank Sinatra and Elvis. While I like both versions, I’ll tip my hat to the Chairman of the Board.

I’ve had a few regrets in my life too. But my regrets were usually because I didn’t do things my way. Let me explain.

The times that I’ve had regrets were when I tried to solve a problem the way someone else would. I thought it worked for them. Why won’t it work for me?

The answer is simple. Because I wasn’t them. That’s the critical distinction.

What worked for someone else might work for you if you have similar personalities. If that’s not the case, it can be a recipe for disaster.

I believe the key is to seek advice from someone you respect but then tailor that advice so that it suits you.

Daily Doable: Be yourself. Even in the midst of a crisis, don’t let others dictate how you will react. Work things out in your own way. You can’t be someone you’re not. Do what you can your way.
#DoWhatYouCanNow

My Way

Lyrics by Paul Anka

And now, the end is near
And so I face the final curtain
My friend, I’ll say it clear
And I’ll state my case, of which I’m certain

I’ve lived a life that’s full
I’ve traveled each and every highway
And more, much more than this
I did it my, my way

Regrets, I’ve had a few
But then again, too few to mention
I did what I had to do
And saw it through without exemption

And I planned each charted course
Each careful step along life’s byway
And more, much more than this
I did it my way

Yes, there were times, I’m sure you knew
When I bit off more than I could chew
But through it all, when there was doubt
I ate it up and spit it out
I faced it all and I stood tall
And did it my way

I loved, I laughed, I cried
Had my fill, my share of losing
And now, as tears subside
I find it all so amusing

Just to think I did all that
And may I say, not in a shy way
Oh no, oh no, not me
I did it my way

For what is a man, what has he got
If not himself, then he has naught
To say the things he truly feels
And not the words of one who kneels
The record shows I took the blows
And did it my way

To say the things he truly feels
And not the words of one who kneels
The record shows I took the blows
And did it my, my way

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