I came across this quote before I lost my leg. Before it was anything more than a blip on the radar. This meant something to me just going through cancer, and it means even more now.
There were so many things that I regretted and wished I could go back and change. Not staying with golf in high school. Not finishing a degree. Not working harder. And when you’re lying in a hospital bed all day with cancer, you’ve got time to think. A LOT OF TIME!
I learned quickly though that I couldn’t do that. Changing any of that would mean that I wouldn’t have married my wife. I maybe wouldn’t have been close to family. I wouldn’t have my daughter. I might have been traveling the world golfing even! Take all of that away, and I honestly don’t think I would have survived. I had to realize that what I thought would happen and where I felt I should be in life was not where I was meant to be.
It’s incredible how much happier you are when you let it go. (Sorry for the Frozen quote!) You don’t have to stop trying to improve your situation, but you can’t get yourself down. Where you are at right now as you’re reading, this is where you’re meant to be. Have goals. Have dreams. They’re important! But don’t be so engrossed in whee you thought you should be that you forget to enjoy where you are.