At times, we waste our opportunities by thinking and over-thinking a particular situation. We keep worrying about what ifs and what nots, and sometimes without any rhyme or reason. And, the end result is we get nothing out of it.
Then why do we indulge in such useless pursuit? The answer lies in our insecurities, our fears, and our past experiences. Often we don't want a repeat of certain instances and experience pain or hurt. While at other times we fear to take the plunge, we fear the unknown. We keep trying to find instances that could provide us a reference point to our current situation. We also extend that to people in our lives. The moment we find some similar pattern with a person in our past, we label them as per our experience. We forget that every individual is unique, and different from the other person, no matter how many similarities you could draw between them.
The point of this post is that whatever is in the past, let that remain there. Give your present a chance. Live for today, live in the now. Take the plunge and go for it. You never know, it might be worthwhile after all!