Motivation Mondays: “This”

“So don’t be afraid to make mistakes, to stumble, to fall, cause most of the time the greatest rewards come from doing the things that scare you the most. Maybe you’ll get everything you wish for… Maybe you’ll get more than you ever could have imagined… Who knows where life will take you. The road is long and in the end… the journey is the destination”

Have you ever wondered how your life could be different if you chose a different path? What if I didn’t go to Temple? What if he didn’t break up with me? What would life be like if my parents didn’t get divorced? The possibilities are endless, right?

As the perpetual over thinker, I find myself asking all those questions too often. It goes back to over thinking the original decision I made and if it was the right one. I can be a bit indecisive and occasionally that becomes quite annoying, even to me. What will happen if I do this? Who will care? Blah, blah, blah, you get the idea.

While I do tend to over think everything, I am also a firm believer that everything happens for a reason. Sometimes we don’t know that reason until many years later, but there is always one. After writing Thursday’s post about my friendship with Lauren, I started thinking about what life would be like if I didn’t take that position…how different my life would clearly be. That process lead me to today’s Motivation Monday post and Darius Rucker.

Darius Rucker sings a song called “This” that talks about how if things had gone differently, life wouldn’t have led him there to this. When he says this, I believe he means his life at the moment and all the great things and people who are a part of it. He makes a good point: Would your life be this great, this outstanding if it wasn’t for the “wrong turns” or mistakes you made?

When you’re worrying about making decisions, veering off your planned out life course or questioning something that happened, listen to this song. Remind yourself that you are here at this point in your life with all these wonderful things for a reason. I know I have several times and after each listen, I realize how lucky I am to have all of this.

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5 thoughts on “Motivation Mondays: “This”

  1. Caitlyn March 11, 2013 at 10:41 am Reply

    I looooove Darius and “This” has got to be one of my favorite songs of all-time. So good. I also ask a lot of “What if?” questions. Sometimes it’s fun to think about but most of the times it makes my head spin and nothing good comes of it. Happy Monday!

    • Alex Crispino March 11, 2013 at 11:03 am Reply

      Thanks for reading and sharing! I agree: it can be fun sometimes. It really depends on what “What If?” questions you’re asking!

  2. Sarah Stackhouse March 11, 2013 at 9:11 pm Reply

    Loved this post! Love that song too. It is so true. I constantly question everything as well, but I’m getting to the point where I’m just throwing up my hands in the air and just letting what ever happens, happen. 🙂

    • Alex Crispino March 11, 2013 at 9:18 pm Reply

      Thanks for reading and sharing! Completely agree with you!!

  3. reda @ insidetrak March 20, 2013 at 9:41 pm Reply

    Every moment is a choice to either continue what we are currently doing or choose an unknown path. And this is the problem! we know what we have and we don’t want to risk even if it might be for a better coz it actually might be worse!… eternal dilema. I found this article that might be worth thinking about!

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