Day 26: Woulda, Shoulda, Coulda…

You ever have those days or moments when you look back and wish you had done something different? Moved in a different direction? Or gone through a different door?

And if you had, how would your life, career or relationships  be different? If you had made that investment in Microsoft when they looked like hippies you would be a millionaire now. If you had just married that girl/guy whose family had money, you wouldn’t be struggling now.

I’m sure each one of you can think of something that you wish you Woulda, Shoulda or Coulda done to change your life or circumstances. Too many times in life we dwell on the What IF’s, how it could have been if only….

You may even have someone in your life who constantly reminds you of the things you should have done.  This reminds me of a great song:

….Regrets, I’ve had a few, but then again too few to mention. I did what I had to do, I saw it through without exemption…. Ol’Blue Eyes

So what does all this mean?


Have you ever heard the statement: “…if I don’t tell you who will? I’m only pointing this out because I care about you”

They may mean well, but it doesn’t help you move forward. You can’t go back and change it. So why listen to it?

Dale Carnegie tells about the great philosopher Marcus Aurelius, who ruled the Roman Empire and summed up life in eight words-

Our Life Is What Our Thoughts Make It

If someone in your life keeps pointing out your mistakes and reminding you of them you need to find a way to move beyond that person. If they are family do it in a loving way.

So get rid of your Woulda, Shoulda, Coulda’s and Live Your Life Outside the Comfort Zone!

Les Adkins is the CEO of  Orange SMS Consulting and an International Social Media Strategist, speaker, consultant and author. Bringing strategy and whole brain thinking to creative campaigns and social media through his work. Please follow @mysylbert and connect on LinkedIn


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