Choosing to live in a small town, work remotely, and not drink — all the trade-offs we make come with an opportunity cost.
With the limited time that everyone has and a growing realization of getting older each day, it's impossible to go back and retry parts of life.
As we have evolved, decision-making and moving on have become quicker. We don't spend enough time looking back at our decisions, and those who do make fewer mistakes in the future. When it comes to situations where we have to make a trade-off, it certainly helps to be better at not repeating mistakes.
I think this is what separates successful people from people.