What If? For many of us that is the question. The question that sits in the back of our minds tormenting us. Making us fret, worry, cry, want or die a little each day. Why does it have to be this way you ask. What if she had stayed? What if I had made the team? What If I could go back in time?
For many these questions eat at their soul daily and keep them frozen in that moment. That particular place in time. Stuck. Afraid to move forward.
What if questions are never ending because they fit into any and every situation you find yourself in. Alone, married, in a relationship, on the bench, off the team, still in the cubicle, the list goes on and on. Because it fits everybody’s life right where they find themselves, your every life situation.
But what would happen if you actually stepped out of your box and moved? Moved forward, backwards or sideways? It doesn’t matter. Just moved. Will you fall forward? Back? On your side? I don’t know. But at least you will have moved off that place that is killing you oh so slowly.
You don’t think its killing you? Ask a true friend, one that not afraid of telling you the truth. Maybe it’s not a friend you should turn to. Maybe it’s the smart butt in the corner office. Maybe it’s your boss of all people, they will most likely tell you the truth. Your pastor if you’re close enough to him. Ask someone.
What If you fail? You tried!
What If you succeed? You’re on your way!
What If you paid off your debt? You can now save for your future!
What If you believe in yourself? The future is yours now!
What If you decide your life? You’re now free!
Are you starting to see, to see what can happen if you take that step out of your box that you’ve built around you? Your life? Your mind? Ask yourself the question that is holding you in place. Maybe it’s not one of these and its a good possibility it’s not, but ask yourself that one question you need to ask.
What If you complimented the next 10 people you met? You would make someone smile.
What If you stopped to smell the roses? That was nice.
What If you just smiled? Feeling better already.
What If you were happy? Just for a moment.
What If you were grateful? Right where you’re at.
I don’t know about you but I feel better just writing this. I know this isn’t a cure all. I’m not a psychiatrist or psychologist but I know what has worked for me. Being stuck can happen to anyone, anywhere. Are you working on a problem at work that seems unsolvable. Are you the guy or gal wanting to ask someone out for coffee. Whenever you find yourself stuck just move.
What If you stopped being afraid? Sounds freeing.
What If you took responsibility? Owned it.
What If you lived with passion? Now you’re going places.
What If you start living your dream? Who knows where you will go.
What If you don’t give up? Life’s not easy, keep going.
The What Ifs are endless and they can lead you to places you never dreamed of. Up or down. It’s your life, take control of it. Live like you were meant to live. I don’t care if you’re 16 or 18 or if you’re 60, 70 or 80. Travel. Start that business you’ve dreamed of. Work your butt off and get off the bench and into the game. It’s your life.
What If your dreams come true?
What If you could fly likes the eagles?
What If you climbed that mountain?
What If the children never stopped dancing?
What If you could ask God one question?
Don’t stop asking…..