What if... I were a sportsperson?
- I could've been on higher grounds, being watched, earned more money, seen my face on every corner of the street, had a fanfare, gotten proposals... and what not?
What if... I were a journalist?
- I could've been to the farthest corners of the planets, covering all the stories I wanted to cover, make a name for myself, let the pen and paper do the talking, voice my opinion, earn the respect I wanted to...
What if... I could have made it to LA for the last two summers?
- I could've been realising a dream... I would've been on the sidelines of the world's best sporting franchise playing in the finals, winning it... If I was so much excited halfway across the world, God knows how excited I may have been out there!
What if... What if... What if...
None of the above 3 pass across my mind, even if I have nothing to think of. The 3 are my dreams, but not a missing piece in the jigsaw puzzle... because, I am working on them, and am riding one dream at a time!
"What if" - the sound of it makes you (me, at least) crave for something, like you are missing something, like you are not happy with something... You always wanted the extra hand, you wanted the extra patience, you wanted the money, you wanted the fame, you wanted the place, you wanted the rank, you wanted her face, you wanted his muscles, you wanted that status, you wanted the, you wanted the, you wanted, you...wanted...
Come out of it
Look around you. You have the God gifted body, a wonderful heart, a beautiful mind and loads of people around you to remind you that you are living a glorious life amongst them. You are so unique, you have the abilities no one else can dream of! You are the one ultimate self, like no other across the face of mother Earth! There is just you, and the higher self! Nothing in-between...
Why do you want to put yourself in someone else's position and seemingly try to momentarily enjoy the thought? The moment you come out of it, you will start to lament your current position, hate your life.
Replace the "what if"s with "I will be"s and motivate yourself to reach that helm, and not sit like a hapless human being who can only "think" of doing so. Dreams are meant to be realized, if you are serious about it... So, unleash your dreams, make them come true. You will have the sense of satisfaction the very moment you start to work on that, of realising it! It does.
So, like Swami Vivekananda said - "Arise, awake and stop not until the goal is reached".