If Only

Next time…

Someone once said that ‘If only’ are the two saddest words in the human vocabulary. When asked to explain, he replied, ‘If only focuses on past failures and sentences us to a lifetime of regret.’ He then suggested that we replace ‘If only’ with ‘Next time,’ which turns our attention to the future and inspires us to try again. Next time I will be a better friend. Next time I will make better decisions. Next time…” 
~ Richard Exely