Life doesn’t always offer us second chances, but often it does. Don’t assume that you are done just because you’ve made a mistake. Ask yourself where you can go from here. If we dwell on what could have been, we will fail to see the potential opportunities that remain in front of us. We don’t yet know what opportunities will come our way.
We tend to give more significance to the negative things that happen than we do to the positive things that happen. Combine this with a media which also focuses on the negative and you end up with a lot of people locked into a negative worldview and a negative impression of what the future holds.
What choice do we have but to focus on the good? Focusing on the bad makes everything seem bad. Don’t stay stuck in what could have been. Move forward toward what can be.