In Others’ Words: Trading If Only for Next Time
It’s amazing the difference two words can make.
If only … two words that hold you back, trip you up with regret, refuse to let you begin again because you’re still caught up in something that’s over and done with.
Next time … two words that say “go ahead, try again!” and promise there’s more to life than your mistakes or disappointments.
I know life isn’t all about being happy, but this quote offers an important lesson on how to offer yourself grace, how to offer yourself a second chance — or as many chances as you need: Don’t look back with regrets. Look forward with anticipation.
In Your Words: How do substituting the words “Next Time” for the words “If Only” change your perspective? How else would you encourage someone to not look back with regret?
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