Friday, March 5, 2010

Ponder upon this today...

It's so cliche it makes me sick,  
"you only live once"

You've heard your parents ramble on about taking opportunities and then there is Grandpa who wont shut his gob about it. But it's true, you only live once. 

If we only live once...
Why don't we take every chance to make a positive difference? 
Why aren't our ambitions set high enough to truly push ourselves? 
Why do we allow ourselves fail to reach our expectations time and time again?

We idolize the people who are successful in making a name for themselves, for being different. 
Why can't we do that?
Are we afraid of failure? or, is it fear of judgment?
But ask yourself this, does it even matter what 'they' think? 

"Failures are made only by those who fail to dare,
not by those who dare to fail."
Lester B. Pearson

If you were to ask your parents what there biggest regret is,
I assure you it would somehow relate to not being strong enough to take that chance, that opportunity.

Even I'll admit it, I'm not strong enough to jump on opportunities that I want to pursue. 
I'll think of every excuse in the book to procrastinate myself from the truth.  
It takes courage to proceed, especially when you feel that everything is against you. 
But, if you only live once, why does the fear of failure and judgment hold you back?

Just remember this...
You aren't living their lives. 
This is your life. 
Be strong enough to take a chance. 
Who knows, it might lead to something absolutely fabulous.

The world is your oyster.

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