Wednesday, 8 August 2007
07:17:24 PM (GMT)
i don't know why we put things off, but if I had to guess, i'd say it has a lot to
do with fear.
fear of failure, fear of pain, fear of rejection.
sometimes, the fear of just making a decision.
because, what if you're wrong?
what if you're making a mistake you can't undo?
the early bird catches the worm.
a stitch in time saves nine.
he who hesitates is lost.
we cant pretend we haven't been told.
we've all heard the proverbs, the philosephers, heard our grandparents warning us
about wasted time, heard the poets urging us to seize the day.
still, sometime we have to see for ourselves.
we have to make our own mistakes.
we have to learn our own lessons.
we have to sweep todays possibility under tomorrows rug until we cant anymore, until
we finally understand for ourselves what benjamin franklin meant.
that knowing is better than wondering.
that waking is better than sleeping.
and that even the biggest failure, even the worst, most intractable mistake beats the
heck out of never trying.