What Wrecks You?


Towards the end of the movie, Schindler’s List, Oskar Schindler famously says, “I could have done more, I could have done more… This car,” he says, “why did I keep it? I could have sold it and saved ten more lives. This stupid diamond pin,” he said of a pin on his lapel, “Even that I could have sold and gotten enough money to save one more life.” He kept weeping and kept repeating, “I could have done more, I could have done so much more.”

Even a great man, who overcame immense personal risk to save over 1,200 lives, still felt a deep sense of regret for not having done more.

What unfulfilled purpose wrecks you?

It doesn’t have to be as serious as it was for Schindler. What abandoned hobby, deserted dream, or missed opportunity makes you feel the pain of the path not taken?

Your purpose destroys you a little more every day that you don’t pursue it.

Did you try and fail? Did your passion slowly fade over time? Or were you too fearful to begin?

Tell me in the comments below…What would you do if you knew you could not fail?

I may feature your comments in a future article.

4 thoughts on “What Wrecks You?

  1. Taw Pruitt

    I really love magic…LOVE magic! I even did it professionally for awhile, and I was pretty good too. Unfortunately, it was just fun and paid only enough to get by, so I had to get into Audio and Video again (which I have done my entire life) and magic has fallen by The wayside. I’ll pick up a book, deck of cards or coins and fiddle with them sometimes, but I am not anywhere close to doing another show. One day, I’ll be able to do it again. Right now, it kills me to know I don’t have one extra minute to pick it back up.

  2. Joanne Calhoun

    I have a double edged sword. I was going to Fresno State University, when my son Greg, had a bout with Pneumonia which left him on a ventilator, when he was 19 years old. He had Muscular Dystrophy, I had no one to care for him so I had to quit school, I was just about to make senior status. I need to go back and finish but timing is always an issue. The double edged sword is because I really wanted to finish but my son was so much more important. He has sinced passed away and I need to finish just to do it.

  3. Alan P Siegel

    I feel like Schindler. I want to reach one more person for Christ. I need to be bolder, engage more people in conversations, share the Gospel everywhere I go to open the eyes of people as to the real purpose of life. I can’t SAVE people, but I can help lead people to Christ, who can SAVE people.


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