Let us have the courage to start from where we are, forgiving ourselves. Regret is about trying to go back. Optimism is about starting now. We all have to start somewhere. The soonest we can start is now.
Let us thank our instinct for our current prosperity, and let us cultivate and nurture it every day so that it will provide us pleasure and not regret. Let us use all our desires to attain all we can, and use all that we attain to help and serve.
Let us not wish for a different place to start. There is no better place than here and now.