What ifs are a state of confusion. Thinking about what will happen if this was the case or something else is/was done.
The what ifs here are about past. The decision that was taken in past that we repent. This may make onr feel like he/she could take the other decision which may or may not be what was expected.
I am sure everyone has their list of what ifs and the things they regret. It can be short but there is one.
There are situations, where we let life happen even when want different results. Its just that action could be taken but nothing was done. And gradually one realises its too late.
Repentance is not cushy. It sometimes create a fear, one can create vows in life that would further create another regret.
What we can now do is to know ourselves, and do what we want to. Not what situations or ego make us do. Whenever you are in doubt, think about future and ask yourself if this isn’t done, will you repent later? And you will know what to do.
The past repents and these what ifs fade with time. Some of them can’t be fixed but something can still be done about others. Late but yeah, its better late than never.