Regret for the things we did can be tempered by time; it is regret for the things we did not do that is inconsolable. – Sidney J Harris
I am just making it in time for Tuesday. I got very busy today and just got time to post this. Of course, I could skip today entirely and not worry about it. I could maybe post this tomorrow. But that is what exactly the quote is talking about. Maybe today it doesn’t make a difference if I post this on a Tuesday or Wednesday; sometime down the line, it could make all the difference.
We all think that we would or we should do something and then back out on the last moment. It could be something as simple as not going for a walk or as huge as telling someone how much you love them. We have dozens of reasons or excuses to back out of each of the situations. How do you know which reasons are valid? There is a simple test… Count how many reasons start with ‘What if…‘ or go like ‘I will not be able to handle…‘. If there are more of these, these are just excuses that your lazy brain is making up to avoid taking the trouble.
Go on and give it a shot. It might be the best decision you have ever made and even if it isn’t, at least you wouldn’t spend rest of your days wondering about it. If it all goes wrong, you will be able to fix it right with some effort; but if you don’t try it, you will never know how great it could have gone.