Saturday, February 19, 2011
Embracing Our Passions or Playing It Safe
There are no guarantees in life except change. But will we jump on and embrace change and see where our passion will take us, or will we cling cautiously to the past and to that which is known and safe? Passion dies in an environment of fear and a yearning for guarantees and certainty.
Regret for the things we did can be tempered by time; it is regret for the things we did not do that is inconsolable. ~Sydney Smith
I've never regretted getting in the van and driving around the country with my camera and paints or taking plane trips to far away places. I have deeply regretted staying at home and becoming more comfortable in my surroundings.
Have you noticed that as you allow small regrets to accumulate, like the gym you never work out in or the book you never start, it becomes easier to allow the larger ones to take place...like the vacations you never take or the career change or relationship you never went for?
However, if you demand to see a little progress and risk daily of yourself, then it's much more likely that you'll embrace your larger hopes and dreams. So why not start today?!