Dear College Student,
What if I had studied a little harder? What if I had gone on that trip? What if I had studied Finance instead of rec management? What if I had talked to that girl? Or not bailed on that date with that guy? What if I had gone to a different university? What if I had taken a different job?
All of these are questions that one may ask themselves years down the road, after they are at a destination that is a culmination of all their life choices. All of these questions also have a theme, they are not reflecting on things they have done, but self-reflecting questions of things they chose not to do.
There was a study done where they talked to 100 elderly people who were on their hospital beds and asked them what their biggest regret was. Nearly all of them said they regretted not the things they did, but the things they didn’t do. The risks they didn’t take, the decisions they didn’t make, and the paths they decided not to take.
Each of you has a gift, talent, dream, or passion and now is the time to make it a reality. In college, you can be anyone you want to be, and take risks like you will never be able to later in your life. So take that risk, make that decision and do what it takes to make your dream a reality. That way in 20 years you won’t look back and ask yourself “What If?”
Your College Advisor