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Regret is the Past Crippling the Future

Life lessons from Chubby (my dad) and other smart folks I’ve met on the road.

regret, mistakes


Chubby warned me that if I lived my life right
it would be filled with mistakes.

Over time I learned that he was resoundingly right.

He told me that my only real risk in life was “you might not have the courage to go for it enough and get it all done.”

Echoes Through Life, Generations

“Learn from the mistakes of others — you can never live long enough to make them all yourself.”

—John Luther

Today’s story is from Grady Mosby.

A father’s mistakes can echo through generations. I would know. My Dad’s life mistakes echoed through mine. And mine, through my sons’ lives.


Grady with his twins, 30 yrs. ago

I’m Grady Mosby. A father. A husband. My twin boys, now 32 years old, are fathers themselves. I can be proud of my life now — I’m a Christian, born-again. A family man. A businessman.

But it was a long, ugly road to get where I am. Some thought I’d never make it (including myself). Alcohol, drugs, women — You wouldn’t believe the things I’ve seen and done (I sometimes don’t believe them myself).

Where did it begin?