“You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.”
― Mae West
If you had the power to turn back the hands of time would you? Would you redo your life all over again or make changes? Or would you turn down the opportunity and live with the decisions you have made throughout your life thus far?
That moment when you ponder your life, sitting there asking yourself “what if?” How many of us with the power of hindsight would make numerous changes throughout our lives, I think just about everyone would. At the time of any particular moment we think or hope that the choice we are about to make will be the right one, unfortunately not all the time it will be the right one. As a result of making the wrong choice we either learn OR keep making the same mistakes over and over.
If life allowed us to turn back the hands of time no one would truly learn anything, they would be given the opportunity to redo it all over again which would change the impact it has on them or others. Life isn’t meant to be perfect or painless. Nothing in life is guaranteed, promised or owed to us. We must live our lives to the best of our ability, there will be times when we stumble but as they say fall seven times, get up eight. Each hurdle that we overcome teaches us a lesson; yes we may come out with a scar or two but allow that to be your reminder that despite it all you overcame.
Turning back the hands of time is like having a reset button in Candy Crush Saga without losing a life. Yes a weird way to explain it, but many have become addicted to it, and with each wrong move, each level uncompleted you look at your next chance differently see what you could do differently this time around, you are more cautious, more observant of your goal. Having that reset button, you wouldn’t be able to feel what its like to make a wrong move, lose a life and have to wait sometimes 10-15 minutes for a new one. Living life day by day making mistakes and jumping hurdles makes you appreciate those rough times when you realize that the lesson learned was valuable and essential to your growth into a better person, a better you, a better life.