I'm about to enter job market. Therefore, I have an interview scheduled for tomorrow. Currently I'm reading "How to Succeed at Interviews" by Sudhir Andrews. There I read a question like
Do you have any regrets in your Job?
They have canned an answer like
As a general principle, I've found that the best way to avoid regrets is to avoid causing them in the first place. As a practice, at the end of each day, I mentally review the day's events and conversations to evaluate whether I would have any regrets. I immediately rectify them before regret occurs.
I assume that this question is targeted for people who are currently employed and looking for a new job. But since I'm new to job market, I think I have to answer it my way. My perspective:
In my opinion regret is a negative word. When I do something and it doesn't go well, instead of having a regret, I try to look at the brighter side, that is, lessons learnt. As a practice, at the end of each day, I mentally review and analyze day's events and conversations like what didn't go well, what were mistakes I made and what can be done now. Lessons learnt might help to avoid such mistakes in future or so. This also helps in enhancing the experiences which would make ability to make decisions better.
So my question is, is my perspective right? Do I need to rectify some points? Can I refer regret as a negative word?