What if we had peace on earth?
What if you won the lotto?
What if that happened or what if this didn’t happen?
I find myself using that term a lot. I use it a lot more than I probably should. In reality, though, ‘what if’ is NOT reality. ‘What if’ is a dream. ‘What if’ is a fantasy. And many times, ‘what if’ is a disappointment or a missed opportunity.
So, instead, try ‘why not?’ Instead of saying “What if I had asked that cute guy out?” Say, “Why not take a chance and ask a cute guy out?” Bad example? Okay….how about this…Turn “What if I had gone for that job at the bakery?” into “Why not look into owning my own bakery?”
See the difference? Every ‘what if’ can turn into a ‘why not’. This will allow you to realize that you still have the potential to do what you thought you missed. More than likely we all have second chances. You just need to reach out and grab it.
What If? Why Not?