If You Could Rewind or Fast Forward Your Life, Would You?

Remote controlClick, The Movie

I just watched the movie “Click” starring Adam Sandler with my son.  We watched it before, however, this time we talked about having “regrets” in our lives and about missing special moments, past, present, and future.  I was like Adam Sandler’s character, Michael, where all I did was work at the job, trying to “get promoted” to provide for my family.  Fast forward to 1995, and I realized I had missed 8 years of my son’s life, and it was like I had a remote control which when I pressed the fast forward button, showed me the future where my son was now an adult and I had no relationship with him.  I also saw us struggling financially and we were not there for our family.  I knew I had to make a change in 1995, and I feel so blessed today that I found the home based network marketing business industry which totally changed the course of our lives! 😆

If You Keep On Doing The Same Things

It was like the movie “Click”, where Michael was able to go into the future seeing what would happen if he kept on doing the same things he was doing day in and day out.  He was able to “see” and then he had the opportunity to change.  If you are reading this, I hope you will take some time to press the “fast forward” button of your life, and see what your life will be like if you keep doing things the way you are doing them today.  The world is changing so quickly right now, and honestly you can’t keep on doing things the same way anymore.

The Pain Of Discipline Or the Pain Of Regret

I remember our mentor Jim Rohn saying “We suffer one of two things.  Either the pain of discipline or the pain of regret. You’ve got to choose discipline, versus regret, because discipline weighs ounces and regret weighs tons.”  If you look back on your life and you have some pain of regret, make the decision today to never feel that pain again.  Decide today that you will change and be a little uncomfortable while you are learning new skills which will require some discipline.  It will set you free and then you will be able to rewind your life one day, and say “I am so grateful, I made the decision to change in 2010”. 😛

Here’s a scene from the movie “Click”, which changed Michael’s life.  Please take the time to watch, you won’t regret it:

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27 Comments For This Post

  1. Venus :) Says:


    Thank you for the wise reminder!
    I have many moments in my life when I was so busy doing the wrong thing in a conventional way!
    I am glad I woke up!
    I am happy there aren’t moments as the one in the movie above.
    It is wise for all of us to wake up and be ourselves.
    Stop chasing busy illusions.
    Because all the money in the world can’t rewind to what we miss while doing so!

    Infinite love and gratitude to you,
    Venus 🙂
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  2. Kellie Hosaka Says:

    Aloha Venus,
    You are very welcome my wise friend! I am so happy to see you here on our blog. Thank you for your comments and for your wisdom too!
    Much love & gratitude,
    Kellie 🙂

  3. Shannon Tecson Says:

    Hello Kellie!
    Your opening questions are quite pressing. I answered those questions for myself and realized that no matter where I’ve been, it’s been leading me to the present. In some chapters of my life, some paragraphs were extremely dark and painful and probably in those times I would’ve chosen to “fast-forward” the pages. And then I thought about “what if I pressed the fast forward button to the place where I’ve arrived?” And I honestly thought to myself “how boring that would be.” Seriously, we all dream of “arriving” but then again, that would take away all the pleasure, and experience of overcoming obstacles, climbing “our” mountain and showing up to the “winner’s circle” with a blanket of flowers on my back! I’ve learned that we have one life. And in this one life, we can achieve anything we want for the thrill, fun, and experience of it. I’ve learned to enjoy each and every moment. Okay, some moments are not that great, but when that too shall pass, it’s an awesome feeling to look back to know that I have either learned from those lessons or gained insightful wisdom to use the next time around with greater clarity. Life IS fun! And when I look at it this through this perspective, I realize that there is only good all the way around!

    Great post Kellie!

    Love you much 😀
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  4. Kellie Hosaka Says:

    Great Shannon! I am glad you enjoyed pondering on those questions. It is always something to look at to see if we are truly living in the now and enjoying each and every moment. And yes, challenges only come because of our own desire to want more. We then realize to grow is our only option even though it may “seem” difficult at the time. It is so rewarding when we can look back and see how much we have grown, changed and Become.
    Thank you for your comments! Much love & aloha 🙂

  5. Val Wilcox Says:

    What a refreshing post about an area that does get overlooked. Brings it all back that living in the moment is so vital to you and everyone around you. A balance with everything in your life will take you where you desire to go.

    Thanks for this great reminder to stop and smell the roses,
    Val 🙂

  6. Kellie Hosaka Says:

    Aloha Val,
    Thank you for your kind comments! And yes, it’s so wonderful to enjoy and take in every moment. We are all so fortunate to be experiencing life during these wonderful times!
    Much love & aloha,
    Kellie 🙂

  7. GigiNJones Says:

    Hi Kellie,
    This is an incredible blog! I am very grateful that I have gained a new awareness about myself and the life I’ve created. It’s a great feeling to know and understand that my past experiences were merely “lessons” for me to learn as I embark on my mission in life. I am grateful that I am now taking responsibility for the thoughts I choose to think and the actions that I choose to do. It’s a very rewarding feeling to know and trust that I am creating the life I want. It also helps to have wonderful mentors like you and Cheryl to expand my thinking and provide me with feedback.

    Much love and appreciation for you!

  8. Kellie Hosaka Says:

    Aloha Gigi,
    Thank you for your comments and I am so happy you are learning so much! Yes, isn’t it fascinating that we are creating each and every moment? Once we can truly accept full responsibility for that, we discover a whole new life! It’s so much fun creating our own reality!!
    Much love & aloha 🙂

  9. David Merrill Says:

    When I fast forward, Kellie, I go 100 years forward and reflect on what value my life has had. It makes my “big” accomplishments seem pretty small and my disappointments are relegated to mere stepping stones along the path to my larger destiny.

    Far more impressive than my accomplishments, are my sincere and tireless efforts to put to best use the talents and gifts I’ve been given. Dedicating myself to my family and my faith sustain my legacy when I fast forward.

    This post has encouraged me to fast forward in my reflections. It’s been a rewarding journey into the future.
    Blessings, Kellie.
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  10. Kellie Hosaka Says:

    Aloha David,
    Thank you so much for visiting our blog and for your comments. You have really thought about this a lot. Congratulations! Most people never stop to think about this…myself included.
    Thank you & aloha 🙂

  11. Kathy Jodrey Says:

    Wow….what a powerful video! You were right, well worth the few minutes I took out of my busy day to watch – no regrets here!

    It’s funny how as children, so many of us wanted nothing more than to “grow up” and live in the adult world, while many adults long for their childhood years.

    Personally, I have to honestly say that I have no regrets. Sure, there have been difficult times and I’ve made some poor choices from time to time, but every single second that I’ve lived has brought me to the place I’m at now. And it’s beautiful 🙂

    Thanks for this awesome post, and for your words of wisdom.
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  12. Kellie Hosaka Says:

    Thank you Kathy! I am so glad you enjoyed our post. I know what you mean, I have seen this video clip so many times and it still brings tears to my eyes.
    Much love & aloha 🙂

  13. Jacqueline Gates Says:

    So many times I’ve wished I had a Remote for my life, so that I could rewind after a bad decision or fast forward to see if a choice turned out to be a good one.
    But at the end of the day, I also believe that we are exactly where we need to be at all times – good or bad – and that our lives are made in the moments in which we are fully and lusciously Present.
    No regrets here.

    Bliss and blessings,
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  14. Kellie Hosaka Says:

    I am so happy you feel that way Jacqui! Yes, sometimes it’s hard to see at the time, however, everything happens exactly the way it’s suppose to and so many times looking back, I totally am grateful for all the challenges which lead to Huge Windows of growth and happiness!
    Love & aloha 🙂

  15. Debra Agoo Says:

    Reminds me of that song “Cats in the Cradle”…Such is the pain of regret…Like you, I couldn’t see myself going there too, Kellie. Coming home to my kids was the best thing I did for me and for them and I will never regret it. Thanks for sharing Kellie! CLICK sounds like a movie I would love to watch with them…butter popcorn with furikake and arare anyone?

  16. Kellie Hosaka Says:

    Yes, it’s a very good movie to watch with children Debra! Congratulations on your decision to be home with your children and do your own home business. When we’re working in the job, we don’t realize how many precious moments we let slip by until we are home with them. Oh, and they grow up so fast! Thank you for your commnets. Aloha 🙂

  17. Cheryl Tateishi Says:

    Incredible post Kellie! I’m grateful that today I’m able to do the things which are important. It’s time for me to also focus on my purpose. It’s time to take the leap to really make a difference.

  18. Kellie Hosaka Says:

    Great Cheryl! Thank you for your comments! Yes, it’s your time! Much love & aloha 🙂

  19. Young And Fabulous Says:

    Before I had kids, I was very career-oriented. But when my eldest was born, I knew right away that I would want to spend every minute I can enjoying them, the whole family, and the life we have. I still have a full-time job, but was fortunate to be offered a work from home arrangement in 2008. I would still want a home based business, where I would be totally free from my corporate ties. I have tried a lot of things, and still on a journey, exploring which one could get me there. Enjoyed reading your post, Kellie.
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  20. Kellie Hosaka Says:

    Aloha Cherrie,
    I know what you mean, I was the same way, except I didn’t “wake up” until my son was 8 years old!! Your children are so fortunate you are home with them. Thank you for your comments! Aloha 🙂

  21. Melissa McCloud Says:

    thanks kellie–seeing these moments and hearing your stories are so important for new folks in MLM that benefit from the constant reminders that they too have made the right decisions for themselves and their families. i’m sharing this now!
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  22. Kellie Hosaka Says:

    Mahalo (thank you) Melissa! Yes, it is so important to cherish every moment. We are so fortunate to have found our home based business. thank you for your comments. Aloha 🙂

  23. Nick Logan Says:

    Oh yes. I would rewind and do things differently. Especially in the last couple of years. I wish I took something different in college. I had no clue what I wanted to do with my life…I extremely happy with where I am at in business,
    but I made some mistakes in other areas of my life. I am a big proponent of learning from your mistakes and the most successful people make MORE mistakes than the average bear, so I guess i should be thankful for ALL my mistakes…

    Great Post

  24. Kellie Hosaka Says:

    Aloha Nick,
    It’s great to see you here on our blog! Yes, making mistakes are all a part of it and you are very successful and still very young. Keep on making those mistakes, they have so much to teach you. Thank you 🙂
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  25. Mary Lou Kayser Says:

    Hi Kellie,
    Your post brings up some very provocative questions. I used to like to say that I have no regrets, but I think this is a false statement. Regrets are a natural part of life, just like joys. You cannot have one without the other.

    I look back over the last several years of my life and see some regrets, ones if I had a remote control I would rewind to and re-do. While I have grown tremendously as a result of the choices I made at the time, I also see now that perhaps things could have gone differently than I allowed them to.

    Your posts are always so inspirational and thought-provoking. I love how you weave Jim Rohn’s wisdom into so many of them. He was a gem. And so are you!

    Mary Lou
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  26. Kellie Hosaka Says:

    Awe thank you Mary Lou! I am so glad you enjoyed the article. Thank you for sharing your thoughts about the past. I am so happy you love Jim Rohn’s wisdom too! We have been so blessed as he was one of our mentors, and we got to work with him in our company. His philosophy is part of who we are and we will continue his legacy. Aloha 🙂
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  27. Ruby Says:

    Aloha! Another great post. You guys are great, your article brought lots of forgotten memories back. Life could have been so handy if it had come with remote. Great work.

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