Your life will always have shoulds

Erwin C
2 min readDec 12, 2020
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No more regrets, no more woulds, coulds and shoulds, we tell ourselves. Is that possible? Probable? Maybe, for short periods, but the answer isn’t to eliminate and complete our aspirational to-do list, but to accept and come to terms with it never being done. There will always be woulds, coulds and shoulds.

After completing one thing, something else immediately comes up, or we think of some way we could have done the task better. We’re always lacking and always having to fill that void, and then some.

Accept that our desires are infinite and our time is limited. Do your best and be grateful for how far you’ve come, even though there’s always ways it could have been better. There’s always ways someone else could have done it better.

In acceptance and gratefulness, you may even find yourself receiving more than you expected. Things may get crossed off your to-do list in bulk. By having faith that our time on this earth is enough, and trust, we may even receive things we could’ve never even conceived of or imagined. Your to-do list is not creative or expansive enough on it’s own and sometimes, you have to let life write and fill it in for you.