23rd March 2013

“There is an immeasurable distance between late and too late.”

Og Mandino

Sometimes, I put things off so much but past experience has taught me, if i can, to avoid the ‘too late’ time frame in future; it’s not an easy place to be.

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4th January 2013

“Once a word leaves your mouth, you cannot chase it back, even with the swiftest horse.”

Chinese Proverb

I know I bang on about not regretting things you say or do because you’ll probably regret not doing them even more, but there are somethings you can’t help but wonder ‘what if I never said that?’ or ‘what if I never went there are did that?’ You’ll never know either way, I guess!

31st December 2012 – to a new year

“Nothing lasts forever; so live it up, drink it down, avoid the negativity, take chances and never regret because at one point it was what you wanted.”

M. Scott Peck, The Road less Traveled

Well, 2012 certainly didn’t last forever as we thought it would way back in January (in fact, it zoomed past) and I think I’ve learnt an awful lot this year, mostly about myself and learning who I am when life offers up new and different things. I really like this quote as it sums things up quite neatly. At the end of the day, no matter what is going on with your life, seconds, days and weeks go on – time stops for no one. And if you let it pass you by, you end up with those regrets and being stuck in those negative times. So, here is to a positive new year – what will undoubtedly be a huge year in my life.

4th November 2012

“To venture causes anxiety, but not to venture is to lose one’s self…. And to venture in the highest is precisely to be conscious of one’s self.” 

Soren Kierkegaard, Begrebet Angest (The Concept of Anxiety)

Anxiety can be really, really awful and especially in the heat of the moment, it can make you do, say or think irrational things. People say that you should push yourself out of your comfort zone to try and face your worries and fears. Perhaps giving into it will cause too many regrets.

23rd March 2012

“‘We too often let things linger. Don’t wait, Mitch. It’s such a waste.’ He told me a story. A man buried his wife. At the gravesite, he stood by the Reb, tears falling down his face.

‘I loved her,’ he whispered.

The Reb nodded.

‘I mean… I really loved her.’ The man broke down.

‘And… I almost told her once.’

The Reb looked at me sadly. ‘Nothing haunts like the things we don’t say.’

Mitch Albom, Have a Little Faith

I am currently re-reading this book by Mitch Albom and it is a fantastic story, all true, about having faith and hope and tackling life’s issues, regardless as to whether one is religious or not. This section of the book that I have quoted touched me the most- it’s often seen as true that people regret more the things that they didn’t do than those that they did.