Power Point: Seize the moment

June 27, 2008, 11:51 PM UTC

“How can you avoid all the anxiety traps that are lying in wait to prevent you from being happy? Researchers at Cornell University, when studying what people regret, found ‘it’s the things people fail to do that nag them to the grave.’ Failure to act outnumbers other regrets two to one. Failure to “seize the moment.” Even when you make the wrong choice, it only causes pain in the short term. You feel worse for not trying.”

-Ann Moore, chairman and CEO of Time Inc. (Fortune’s parent company) speaking at Harvard Business School’s commencement on June 4, which coincided with the 30th anniversary of Moore’s own graduation from HBS.