People always wonder if they would have made a difference now if they had made a different choice. What would have happened if I could have studied well in the first place, what would have happened if I had not done it in the first place, what would have happened if I had understood a certain truth earlier, what would have happened if I had seized that opportunity earlier.
Yes, sometimes a choice can mean a different life for us. But life is like that, you can't go back. The past is over, the only thing we can do is to cherish the present and improve ourselves, so that when the next major decision is made, you can strengthen your choice and keep moving forward.
God has given you life, but it is up to you to decide how you want to live.
Light as a bird standing on a branch, steady as a rock.
If you ask what it is, just the Tanuki in the corner.