Oh yes, I was the one for that long line of qualms, misgivings, regrets. Fact is, I’m well acquainted with those words having them as constant companion for some years. Well, nobody told me then nor bothered to pass on some bit of wisdom off their own experiences that those were sorry unproductive negative words... along with the attitude that went with it. Well, I guess they too were wrestling with that themselves--- And if I were to venture out a guess – quite unsuccessfully. Well, I had to learn the same thing the hard way with a baggage of experiences which practically knocked-me-down, gave me sleepless nights, anxiety, stress, and deeply furrowed brows. But the nicest thing that came out of that though is ---I am now qualified to tell friends who would care to listen… to please junk that stuff!
You don’t need it, believe me. That language belongs to a person who stops trying at the first sight of difficulty or comes face to face with failure --- How absurd that is – giving up when the going gets tough – when you don’t even have the slightest inkling now whether you’ll make it or not? When you can’t even be sure what the next day will bring you? Not even fortune tellers can correctly tell you what the future will bring. Isn’t that something exciting to look forward to? Don’t you want to be surprised by it? Don’t you ever wonder how God is going to bless you? It's like the trees (You) in that poster above seen as blocking the lovely rays of golden sunshine (God's blessings). Isn’t that the challenge being posed to you at the time of struggle or strife? The challenge to make you trudge forward resolutely believing that at the end of the long dark tunnel is success and achievement waiting just for you? Hard work and perseverance never fails anyone, you know. And if perchance you might fail at one…. You could always try another and another and another. Blessings abound where hope and faith reside. But if you don’t… you’ll be forever riddled with the unhappy baggage of ‘COULD HAVE’ ‘MIGHT HAVE’ and ‘SHOULD HAVE’. Regrets always come at the end, so they say.
So why not try, give it a good try – if you fail at least you could say that I gave it my best shot. You can’t be faulted with that. And then move on to the next challenge. "Don't fear failure so much that you refuse to try new things.
The saddest summary of a life is: could have,might have, and
should have." -- Louis E. Boone
"Don't fear failure so much that you refuse to try new things.