If only I would have invested in domains back in 1996.
If only I would have bought some xyz stocks when they were 50x cheaper.
If only I would have… you get the point.
This way of thinking is simply toxic and a surefire way to lose your sanity. Each day, lots and lots of opportunities appear as well as disappear, deal with it.
Sure, you could bang your head against the wall after each missed opportunity but why?
Wouldn’t it make more sense to focus on the opportunities that are constantly appearing rather than on those which are long gone?
The past is gone and there’s nothing you can do about that except of course learn from it. I think this mentality is more common in our industry than in others and it’s a shame.
Domainers are bright individuals and the fact that they’re involved in an industry which didn’t even exist 20 years ago speaks for itself. Why some choose to let the past ruin the present under these circumstances is beyond me.
The most important thing is that you’re “out there” each and every day, you may not realize this but the simple fact that you are making money online puts you not one but several steps ahead of most people. Each generation has its own “once in a lifetime” opportunity, the Internet is ours.
Never lose sight of that.