Monday, March 28, 2011

What If?

The ever so famous "What if"? It has been a long time since I pondered thid last time, but today I was lying in bed thinking about it yet again. How different life could have been had I done something else, maybe on a particular day or in a particular moment, or with my life in general. What if I had chosen to really write that book I always wanted to write? What if I had taken that chance and spoken to that girl in the bar 5 years ago? What if I had pulled the tigger and killed someone when I was serving overseas?

There is and will always be these kind of questions. And what can we do about it? Well, for one, you know that all the choices you made so far in your life shaped who you are today. Looking back, I could probably have been richer, more famous or perhaps even some sort of star. But to be honest, I am who I am because of what I have done, and I am proud of it. Of course there is things I have done I am not particularily proud of, but they still shaped the man I am today.

Some, perhaps, do not feel the same way. Some may feel that life should have been different, and they should have made better choices in the past. To that, i can only say what the wise men said and learn from your mistakes. It is never too late to live out your dream, to get known for a your work or be the best in the sport you're competing in. This is the best thing about the choices in the past, don't you see? You've learned what not to do. And most importantly, most of the things you could have done in the past, you can still do today.

To make a better example, I always wanted to write a novel. For the past ten years, I've wanted to write a book poeple would know me by. Not fame, not the fortune, but to regonize me as the writer. For many years, I always thought "what if I wrote that damned book, I wonder where I would be today". Well, it not too late.

And someday you will see my name written as the author of a book.


Never think the choice it not yours. Carpe diem!

67 comments:

  1. I wish you good luck in writing that novel!

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  2. Good luck writing that book. It has crossed my mind aswel. But the thing is, its not like blogging:) you have to have a certain story pictured in your mind.

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  3. Life is about choices. Where you are now or where you go is a choice. Success is one aswell..

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  4. You should go for it. You only live once. Good luck.

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  5. you are right, it's never too late!!

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  6. Dades right you only live once

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  7. I always wanted to write a book too

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  8. this looks identical to your previous post xD

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  9. If you ever wrote a book I would read it in an instant. I've always wanted a legacy for people to know me by too, but I can't put my finger on what I want it to be.

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  10. I would always like to take the success route! :D

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  11. So true good luck with your book. It's something I would want to do as well. Following.

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  12. All the best with it - very motivational/inspiring quote.

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  13. i hate the question "what if"

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  14. I see it like this, you only live once and you got to live every moment like it's your last. Even if your scared to attempt something you don't know what the outcome is unless you try your best :D. I hope to see you as an author :D

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  15. This is very true. I wish you luck with that novel of yours. (:

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  16. Good luck man, I'm sure you'll do a good job

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  17. I asked that question to myself many times..

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  18. i think people ponder stuff like this at least one time in their life, maybe a little less if you believe in destiny.

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  19. Carpe diem indeed, my friend.
    It's your life and you should start living it the way you want to. Start today. Go grab that pen and write the book you always wanted to!

    Good luck.

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  20. I'd love to write a novel but I have nothing interesting to write about.

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  21. What if is always a question to be asked.

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  22. Good luck to you! Following and supporting. Thanks for stopping by my blog anyway.
    http://freedelicacies.blogspot.com

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  23. Just make it happen, just do it, any money is good money is my motto!! :)

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  24. I just try to not think about the what-ifs. I just try to live my life as well as I can at the time and never spend too much time wondering about what could have been. I figure it is a waste of time to worry too much about it.

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  25. Carpe Diem!

    Followed.
    bigunicorn.blogspot.com

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  26. This was, inspiring.
    I like the format of your posts.
    Very professional-like.

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  27. I love this! Looking forward to hearing more!

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  28. i always thought of that during day dream, but i found it useless to think about my past. so know i just keep thinking about the future

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  29. I prefer thinking about things I CAN change. Like the future.

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  30. keep it going. good luck! following.

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  31. Same for me, I have the urge to write and the urge to compose songs. But i want it all, the money, fans and the fame.

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  32. good luck!
    nice blog. i'm following ;)

    so long
    incredible-mo.blogspot.com

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  33. It's so true. From your mistakes you learn to be a better person.

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  34. The worst mistake someone can make is being too afraid to make one.

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  35. truly this is one awesome post all i can say is never dwell in the past for too long cause you can still change the future keep to your right and follow that road to success ...go forth and conquer my brother i was here followed

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  36. I wish you the best of luck man!

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  37. I recommend fingertip pushups!

    Walk slow, and drink plenty of water.

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  38. Capre Noctem is more like it :P

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  39. i would like to write a book aswell but i guess that day will never come :)

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  40. I choose the success path lol

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  41. I can trace my current job and everything surrounding it back to one moment where I decided to take a bus instead of drive to go to the store. If I drove I would not have had to walk, would not have seen a sign offering a job and would not have applied. I cannot fathom what else I would be doing right now either if I had drove. Weird eh?

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  42. You write about some very passionate things in your blog. The What If questions taunts me every day. Oh how life could be different.

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  43. I've been on the path of failure for sooo long now :(

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  44. choices... choices... choices...
    we´re making choices since the moment we wake up :P
    good read.

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  45. You could devote an entire blog to important what if questions. Or unimportant, if you want to be sane.

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  46. Good post. You should be a motivational speaker.

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  47. I wrote my self a bit about the freedom of choice, what it is and what responcibility comes with it so I'll skip that part [We can talk more about it if you want, just hit me up] and I'll skip straight to how I see the world

    I use often a term Sponsored by Destiny.

    For me, EVERYTHING behind me was Destiny, it had to happen so I can be in this place.
    Everything in from of me is up to my own molding and can be bent to my will.

    No regrets, no remorse, just rend and tare!

    And then, from time to time you will get to a checkpoint that will tell you that everything behind it lead to it. Still, on your actions now it depends will you like the next checkpoint :D

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  48. Very inspiring. Come check me out, alphabetalife.blogspot.com

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  49. There is no way life could be different... because it isn't. It is as it is because it is.

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  50. I bet youll write a wonderful novel!

    http://all-around-toto.blogspot.com/

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  51. theres too many what-ifs in my life.. need to change that. good post

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  52. This reminds me of the multiple world theory where every decision you make actually creates an alternative world where you chose the other thing.

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