I Wish I Had …

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  1. Jacqueline4390 profile image81
    Jacqueline4390posted 9 years ago

    When surveying your many accomplishments in life—is there one thing that you wish you had tried even though there was only a 30% probability that you would have succeeded doing it?

    1. SouradipSinha profile image82
      SouradipSinhaposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Studied harder big_smile

      1. Jacqueline4390 profile image81
        Jacqueline4390posted 9 years agoin reply to this

        I hear you!

    2. tsmog profile image84
      tsmogposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Are wishes retroactive? With what I know today and what I know of myself I wish I had ventured toward a career that suited my natural talents. I would say that is in that 30% probability without a formal education of least a masters degree if not a PhD. That is where the 30% comes in to play realizing how to afford it. The field of work I was in required too many hours to be successful at just surviving much less afford time and cost of education.

    3. Austinstar profile image86
      Austinstarposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      become a horse trainer or learned some type of trade that would have let me work with horses. They are such magnificent creatures!

    4. tsmog profile image84
      tsmogposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Taking a moment to read the contributions and pondering I think I will add with going into business for myself. It is said 8/10 business fail, so closer to a 20% probability to succeed. I really wonder if I pursued that especially with the right mentors and investors how much life would have been different. Even if I failed, how much valuable experience at the personal level would I have gained.

  2. ChristinS profile image39
    ChristinSposted 9 years ago

    I wish I had followed my own truth much sooner - and listened to my own heart over what people told me was "more practical" or what I "should do" or all the things I couldn't do.

  3. quicksand profile image82
    quicksandposted 9 years ago

    Reading a question like this and not having an answer makes me feel totally inadequate! Jeeeeez! There's not even a 29% chance of me typing out an answer ... and worst of all momma told me never to tell a lie!
    Have a happy day! smile smile smile

    1. Jacqueline4390 profile image81
      Jacqueline4390posted 9 years agoin reply to this

      I guess that must mean that you have been successful the majority of your life!

      1. quicksand profile image82
        quicksandposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Well, it's just that had I gone back to the past and changed something, I would not be what I am now. The worst part of what I would have been if I had changed the past is, I would not know what I would have been right now in order to compare and figure out whether it would have been better or worse!
          smile ----- wide grin ----- smile

  4. profile image50
    lizapinposted 9 years ago

    be positive always think hundred times before doing it.

  5. Picatree profile image66
    Picatreeposted 9 years ago

    Being shying is no excuse fro accomplishing your dreams.

  6. Kimberleyclarke profile image81
    Kimberleyclarkeposted 9 years ago

    I wish I hadn't spent so much time hating myself because I thought I was 'fat'. I wasn't. And, perversely, as I get older (and wider!), I care less about it!

    1. Jacqueline4390 profile image81
      Jacqueline4390posted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Fantastic! You really are someone special!

  7. Gwyn Buchanan profile image60
    Gwyn Buchananposted 9 years ago

    I wish I has unapologetically been myself, not the person in was expected to be. Working on changing that but old habits die hard!


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