virgin islands scene

What we see depends mainly on what we look for.
-- Sir John Lubbock


Saturday, July 1, 2023

What could have happened

There’s some value in speculating about the future. There’s almost no value in speculating about the past.

What could have happened, what might have happened, did not in fact happen. What you could have done was never actually done.

You cannot change anything by wishing a particular event had previously unfolded in a different way. The most you can do is learn from missed opportunities and unfortunate choices.

Collect the small amount of information from your consideration of what could have been, then let it go. Focus attention, energy, and effort on the many opportunities now available to you.

Point your thinking forward. Consider what will create a positive impact on your life, on your world.

Then act on your present opportunities. Leave behind all that could have been and work to bring about the best that can be.

— Ralph Marston

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