Wednesday, November 04, 2015

Chris Martin

If you never try you never know.

But what if you do try and it doesn't work out in your favor? Do you get a chance to go back and fix things and restore them to what they were, or do you live with the fact that somewhere down the line, probably years from now, you will wake up one day and regret this decision you took?

What if you don't try? Are you willing to live your life in the shadow of all the 'what ifs' that could've happened but didn't because you refused to try?

What is easier to do? To know for certain, even if things don't go your way, or to live a life imagining what could have been but didn't,

The choice is unbelievably hard, but it's a choice we all have to make at certain points in our lives-what stream to choose, which college to go to, study more or start working, money or happiness, hold on or let go, move away or keep trying.

There is no way to know what life has in store for us. The only certainty is change. The tiniest of decisions can alter our lives in ways unimaginable. But we live with it, we stop exploring every option, we stop doubting, we find assurance in the decisions we take when the outcomes are what we expected. Probably, this is what growing up is all about. You don't have the constant urge to deep dive in the unknown just to find out when or whether or not you'll surface.

But for how long? The urge will come back, as we won't have a choice to make anymore choices. And that choice of being in a place where no more choices can be made must have been some conscious decision we took.

At best, we can all live with it.

"The world is round for a reason, it's so that we can't see too far ahead of us."


CRD said...

Most of the time, positive results have no formula. They're just lucky outcomes, results of a blind leap in the dark. Sometimes, you just have to keep making choices and hope that you're going in the right direction. You always have to keep moving. If you're always moving, you wont find time for regrets.

Well written. Your words beautifully expressed the vulnerability and dilemma of your situation.

Do drop by mine.


Mishika said...

Hey, thank you for dropping by.
If there was ever a formula for positive results, I'd be on a quest to find it. But as long as I am moving, I think it'll all be fine. Baby steps, but in the right direction.

Dropping by yours. :)