Might have been a party, a project, a night on the town or pulling an all-nighter. We see things differently after. After we are done. After we’ve had that experience. After we’ve slept a while. After we realize how differently things might have been if only we’d done one or two things (or ten) differently.
If I hadn’t done that, I’d be more rested.
If I hadn’t done that, I’d have more time for __________.
If hadn’t done that, I’d have missed out on __________.
These exercises on mental gymnastics of woulda, coulda, shoulda – happens every day. Sometimes over what we did last night. Sometimes over the meeting we just finished, the call we just hung up from or the email we just sent …