I think that often we do not follow through with something because we are afraid of failure. It could be a task, a job, self-help, anything. What if I don’t do it right? What if it takes me too long a time to accomplish? What if I complete the project and I am dissatisfied with its result?
We often worry ourselves into submission and then conclude for whatever reason that perhaps the ‘timing just wasn’t right’.
The clock keeps ticking. Our physical existence follows the rules of linear time. There is no reversal of time. There is no true ‘do-over’. Yes, we can ‘do-again’, if there is still time left.
Placing ourselves in the ‘woulda-shoulda-coulda’ boat is placing ourselves in the boat of regret. We are better than that. Time is the one thing that permits us, allows us, the opportunity to do what we want to do, say what we need to say, act in the manner we wish to be. Time. If it wasn’t available, we’d be up the creek without a paddle.
Use available time as effectively as possible, and regret will be a lone passenger.