You’ve heard it said, and might even have said it yourself, “Knowing what I know now, if I had it all to do over again, I would…”
Let’s play a game. Let’s pretend that you, “have it all to do over again.” You can return to any day in your past to begin reliving your life differently, but you must do it without “knowing what you know now.” You will have a second chance at a different outcome, but you must return to that day with no memory of what you did, or how it turned out.
Will you trade your current circumstances and relationships for the “new and different choices” a second you will probably make? Think about it. If you travel to a time before your child was born, that child is not likely to be born. Another child, perhaps, but not that one.
In fact, the jobs you get, the friends you make, and where you live are likely to be different the second time around.
“Having it all to do over again” might create a better future for you, or it might create a worse one.
Are you ready for the surprising second half of this game?
Here it is: all of this has already happened. The original you was given the opportunity to return to any specific day in your past and THIS is the day to which you chose to return.
Everything that originally happened after this moment has been erased. Your second chance has now begun.
Why did you choose to return to this day? What different decision did you hope you would make?
Is it something that you can decide today, or is it a choice you will need to make a number of days from now?
Are you here for a second chance to have a conversation that never happened? To schedule a medical check-up before it is too late, or to take some other action that you deeply wish you would have taken?
The only thing we can know for sure is this:
“With every decision we make, we pass a point of no return and wonder what might have been.”
Go. Live your life. Quit second-guessing yourself.
Remorse is not where you want to live.
Roy H. Williams
NOTE FROM INDY – Let’s spend a day together.
The Wizard Academy Reunion is October 15. You should come.