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Monday, June 4, 2012

What You Might Have Been




“It is never too late to be what you might have been.” 
George Eliot
 
Reading this quote really gets my mind turning.  What might I have been?  What could I be?  What should I be?  So many questions roll through my brain every time I read this quote.  Thoughts that help me focus on a purpose and doing something that, perhaps, I've put off doing for far too long. 

Admittedly, I find myself in moments of idleness.  You know the times--when you know you should be doing something and you find excuses not to.  Or maybe you don't know the times and I'm the only one who suffers from a disease called "wasting time." 

But, it's never too late. Suppose, if in those moments, I say to myself: "Kirsten, it's too late to do anything now.  You've wasted time and now it doesn't matter what you do--keep wasting time."  If I said that to myself, I could be caught in a vicious cycle of idleness for a few hours, for a few days, for a few months, or even years.  I'd rather find a way to get out of the cycle, and the sooner the better. 

It's never too late.  Recalling the words shared by George Eliot in the quote above can bring hope and can help us get out of the time-wasting moments.   We begin to think about things we should've been doing or the things we should start doing.  "It is never too late to be what you might have been." {emphasis mine}  But then the questions come back up:  What might I have been?  What should I have been doing that I wasn't doing before?

And so I ask you:  What might you have been? 



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