If I could just go back and do that over again. How many times have you said or thought this?
Think about the possibilities of a do over, the power to go back and fix things we messed up on, the ability to go back and say the right thing when you actually said the wrong, remember the time you did absolutely the wrong thing and wished you had went with your gut feeling rather than following the crowd, how about if all of a sudden you could go back and follow your gut.
We all have situations we would like to have gone another direction, but if we changed the course of our actions then, where would the life lessons that we learned the hard way be today?
And if we never learned those life lessons, what type of person would we be today?
Time Travel, my buddy Ron over at Vent brought up this subject and really got me to thinking, what would I do if I could go back in time?
The do over scenario popped into my mind first, and Lord knows I would like to change a lot of things, but at the same time would it really be worth it.
Rather than list them all, I will only say that in my mind I wouldn’t be the person I am today if I went back and made everything perfect in my life, the power to go back and fix all of my mess ups would have only left me more messed up than the mistakes I made in the first place.
We are who we are because of our mess ups and mistakes, this is how we learn and how we become who we are, like it or not the Good Lord throws you a curve ball once in a while not only to get your attention but to teach you a lesson, it has taken me many years to understand some of those lessons.
Some of those curve balls really shook my life to the core, but would I want to go back and get a different pitch?
Let’s say I had the opportunity to go back in time, what would I choose?
Rather than fix my life, I think I would pick a time lets say about 150 years ago, not to fix anything but to go back and observe how my ancestors actually lived, observing something like this I think would give us an appreciation for what we have today, and get our minds off of fixing things that actually went according to plan, like it or not.