What and If are two harmless words. But, if you put them side by side, they have the power to haunt you for the rest of your life. “What If…. What if… What if..?”
Often I am stuck in the vicious cycle of “What if I had just waited some more….. What if I had given us a chance…. What if I had just shut my mouth”. Gosh, it’s driving me crazy. And then I remembered very wise words, “Delete What if from your dictionary and life gets easier”.
There’s a story about a young girl who missed her dream date at the prom night, because she got too drunk and ended up throwing up. She spent her youth wondering “What if I hadn’t got drunk, we would be still dating or even better happily married.” Then perchance, she got back to that night. This time she was sober, excited to make it right and Alas she caught her date kissing her friend. What a waste of all the years wondering “What If”.
Things happen or don’t happen. You take a chance or completely forget about it. You risk or you choose to hold back. Whatever the case is, remember-
- Action is better than Inaction.
- Make a choice and accept the consequences. (as what if and only if will not change a thing).
The past is over. We cannot change things just learn, move forward and give your best everyday. Something that I live by is :
Give your 100%. Plan, check, cross-check and execute! If after doing everything, you get a different result. Accept it as the Universe’s plan for you. In hindsight you will see the wisdom and the good that was done. 🙂 🙂
Mind your wings