Do you ever wonder what if?
Do you ever imagine your life if you had taken a different path?
I can sit here and wonder all day about if I had done things differently. Would my life be different?
If I had decided to go to university would I be somewhere different to where I am today? If I had chosen different subject’s in school would it be different? I wonder if I were still friends with some of the people I grew up with, would that have made me a different person? I see how some of their lives have panned out from making different choices to me, would that have been my fate too?
People always say ‘what if’ is a negative thing, and in most circumstances it can be. If you wonder ‘what if’ with regret and wish things were different for you then ‘what if’ is very negative. I think ‘what If’ can be positive too. Wondering can be fun. It’s good to look back at the choices we have made and paths we have taken and see things in a positive light. Our choices in life make us who we are today. They have moulded us.
Everyone has choices they face daily, however big or small.
As children we learn the choice between right and wrong, good and bad, and as we grow we choose to implement good and bad in our life and in the lives of others around us. Everything we do has an impact on our future.
So next time you think you’ve made the biggest mistake of your life through the choice you’ve made, remember that all our choices are life experience, they’re a step into making us who we are, and there was a reason why you made that choice. At that point in your life, that choice was the one for you.
Its fun to think about the past choices we have made, and wonder what could have been if we had done things differently, but its important to remember that the choices we make from here on out are the ones that matter. If you love someone its your choice to tell them, if you miss someone its your choice to call them. If you’ve made a mistake its your choice to say sorry. If you hate your job its your choice to change it. The choices we make today are the ones we get to wonder about tomorrow.
My only advise would be to make the choices that make you happy. Wondering about what could have been is only fun when you know the choice you made back then was the right one for you.
Life is too short to waste it living with regret, do what makes you happy and look to the future excited with the possibilities it will bring.