Monday, November 23, 2009
Look at how much life we miss out on in the meantime! Not to mention many of those activities end up being less exciting or fulfilling than we imagined. But some of them do, some of them are completely fulfilling, and these always involve great loves or great people.
By all means look forward to that writing class in which you will be enriched by other people's passions or look forward to that turkey dinner with the family where your love banks will be recharged. Look forward to making music or poetry or playing sports; look forward to whatever you are passionate about.
But please don't just look forward to them, actually do them. Are you looking forward to seeing your sister next month? Call her! Are you looking forward to learning guitar? Play! Are you looking forward to meeting someone? Go out and look (or talk)! Are you looking forward to being in shape? Work out!
That is sometimes hard enough to do for the little things but what about the giant ones like pursuing your dreams, taking risks, and trying something new?
This concept has played in the lives of generations of people. Most of us are held back because we are afraid of failure and rejection. We have the misconception that if we do not succeed immediately we are failures and that is somehow a bad thing. I've got news for you; humans are fail machines. We are designed to fail at something until we get it right. If you are not failing at something new, then you are doing it wrong. Sure you learn a bit from success, but you learn so much more from failure.
Whatever you do, don't hide at home behind your hopes and dreams, venture forth and fail!