Your thoughts of a situation can be like politicians at times: stagnant, corrupted and useless.
If you feel like nothing is moving on a specific situation, one that drags you down, perhaps voting out the old thoughts can make a paradigm shift in your reality. People often accept what is within as totality, while transition to a higher state may at times be painful, lonely and uncomfortable, ultimately your life is about your individual growth and level of consciousness, no one else's.
When you pass on ( or transition, whatever you want to call it) you should do so not doubting or wishing the should coulda woulda bullshit. Any of that nonsense is self induced and only allowed if you allowed of what other thoughts of you to shape your pathway.
The time is always now, until the time runs out.
B Collins The Rabid Monk