This is by far the hardest goal I’ve had on my 43Things list…
Where is the balance between being practical and following your dreams?
By taking a chance, I would be re-routing my life in an entirely different direction.
I’m a big girl now, I have to make my own choices… but the opinions of others are like chains to me; chains that are pulling in every direction, so much so that I am simply standing still.
The thing is… life never stands still, so its time for me to move on. But where am I moving on to?
I feel like if I make the wrong choice I will have to go all the way back and restart. What if I find out that its a one way road?
Its time for something to happen. Its time to take a chance. I’m on the verge of a cliff, hesitating, wondering if I really want to jump into the water below.
I’m having a hard time taking chances… but if I don’t, I know I won’t live life to the fullest. I need to stop being so perfectionistic. I want to be a dreamer again, but this time I don’t just want to dream, I want to do.
Its time for me to take some chances, risk something, maybe lose something… I need to break out of my safe little box and live.
“Never let the odds keep you from doing what you know in your heart you were meant to do.” ~ H. Jackson Brown, Jr
“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.”
~ Mark Twain
“Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly. ”
~ Robert F. Kennedy
“To dare is to lose one’s footing momentarily. To not dare is to lose oneself.”
~ Soren Kierkegaard