When is it better to be sorry than safe?. Sometimes you just have to be adventurous. You try out for a play, interview for a new job, write a story, paint a picture, paint a room a new color–all without a 100% guarantee that it will work out perfectly and exactly the way you want it to. Sometimes it is a raging success other times not so much. But at least you tried something. At least you gave it a shot~the story is the attempt.
Now each of us at times faces severe and quite unfair limitations and has been handed an almost unbearable number of “no’s”. That is when you MUST continue pushing forward and trying. To cower in the corner afraid that you will always be second best pretty much guarantees that you will be. Although it feels like that is safety because you aren’t risking being told no and being disappointed, it is actually far worse. Why? Because you have told yourself you aren’t good enough to even try. Think of the inventors and writers that kept slogging away in the face of repeated failures and rejections. I believe in myself and I believe each of us should. I know a writer that faced a multitude of setbacks. Rather than quit trying he has taken on a new challenge and gone back to school. This writer has so many books inside of him that he is a walking library. I know he will keep on pushing and trying until he climbs the mountains he dreams about.
I know an attorney that faced a number of setbacks. She hasn’t quit either. She and her husband, despite many setbacks, still know that they are amazing. At least I hope and pray she does.
In our economy we are all facing some kind of change or limitation. Are we going to quit? No I pray we aren’t. We are going to keep believing because, I hope and pray, in the face of horrid circumstances we have chosen what looks like the ridiculous path. We say to ourselves “Ah what the heck! I am going to be a perennial optimist!” Am I right?