Shoulda, Coulda, Woulda
This post is all about regret. It strongly refers to one getting to the end of life, looking back, and entering a mindful state of missed opportunities. "I should have done that, but.." "I could have done that, but.." and "I would have done that, but.." Realizing that it's too late to change the past and to do anything about it now is a depressing thought at the end of life. It must be such an unsettled feeling.
A "missed opportunity" is when someone has the opportunity to accomplish a task, job, action or anything that would advance them, but does not take advantage of it. Then, it becomes unknown to them what the outcome shoulda, coulda and woulda been.
There may be some missed opportunities you have had in your life that you look back on and wish you'd have taken advantage of. You will never know what would have resulted if you had. But, the good news is that there is still time to reach your goals!
Don't look back on the past and regret not doing something. Instead, look to the future and take a chance! You'll never know if something will work until you put your best foot forward and at least try!
I can't help thinking of Frank Sinatra when he starts singing, "Regrets, I've had a few.." in his song, "My Way." If you sing the song in your mind (or out loud), you see that he turns out being content with the life he led.
Live life "your way" and make the most of opportunities that happen by. Make no excuses for not doing something, but reasons why you should! After all, you have a huge one right here! Begin your legacy now, work and make it happen. You will be SO very glad you did!