Mark Twain said, “Twenty years from now, you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did.”
Here is the complete quote. “Life is short, break the rules, forgive quickly, kiss slowly, love truly, laugh uncontrollably, and never regret anything that made you smile. Twenty years from now, you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”
I wish I would have …
If only I had taken the opportunity to …
It was mine for the taking – why didn’t I just try and …?
These are the statements of regret.
I’m glad I …
If I hadn’t have tried, then I would have never been presented the opportunity that led to …
Little did I know that when I tried and thought I had failed – my lucky break presented itself and …
When I was heartbroken and feeling all alone … My Jenny walked into my life.
These are the statements of a person who succeeded by doing, by trying, by actively playing.
If you’re sitting in the stands watching the game of life, you’re a spectator – you have no control over who wins. You’re not playing.
If you’re on the field, you’ve got a chance to catch the pass, hit the home run, and help your team win. You have the opportunity to create your own destiny.
Are you on the field playing or are you sitting in the stands watching?
Have you ever regretted not trying?
Do you notice that when you keep playing … you eventually win?
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Next Blog Date: August 24, 2012