Monday, May 10, 2010

What if?

Two words.

What if?

In these two words, depending on the context, you can convey hope, passion and dreams... or regret, remorse and missed opportunity.

What if?

Sitting in high school, looking out the window at the gym class playing soccer in the field, asking yourself: "What if I took a year off before university to travel? What if I went into creative writing instead of biochemistry? What if that girl I have a crush on actually notices me this morning?"

What if?

Your 50th birthday, sitting in the same bar you went to every weekend in university, with the same people, playing at the same pool table, laughing at the same jokes and reliving the same memories, asking: "What if I had just given that last bit of effort in the championship game? What if I hadn't chickened out of that job interview when I was 20? What if instead of marrying a person I could live with - I waited until I found the person I couldn't live without?"

What if?

Stop. Stop wondering, postulating, thinking and hesitating. Stop missing opportunity because you're afraid you won't measure up. Get out there - seize the moment, give it everything you've got... leave it on the dance floor.

Remember: losing and failure are two different things.

What if?

For your own sake - while it's still a possibility, and not a reflection of the past - get out there and find out.

~Guy

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