Often, when something does not work out as planned, it is common to keep discussing the matter. Such discussions frequently cause needless anger and irritation.
Ask yourself: "Was I right in going to such and such a place?" "Was I right in doing this or that?"
If what you did was wrong, even if the outcome was successful, it was improper to have done it. Accept responsibility, resolve not to repeat it, and move on. The past is already gone and there is no value in complaining about it.
(Maarchai Laiv, p.171; Rabbi Pliskin's Gateway to Happiness, p.147)
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