Ah quotes, those lovely words of wisdom to help you get through challenging times.
I wish I came across this lovely mini-poem/quote long ago. But alas, sometimes words of wisdom only come when you need them most.
Here’s the full mini-poem:
“There is freedom waiting for you,
on the breezes of the sky.
And you ask ‘What if I fall?’
Oh but my darling,
What if you fly?”
–Erin Hanson, see more of her amazing mini-poetry on her blog: the poetic underground
This quote is for those of us who are tentative and are afraid of failure (of getting our feelings hurt, of being a disappointment, and other things). Fear is so powerful in its ability to stop us from reaching our dreams that I sometimes think it should be a tangible thing instead of just a feeling. The bottom line is, you don’t have to go into something thinking you’ll fail. And you shouldn’t decide not to do something new because of the chance of failure. That chance will always be there.
But so will the chance of success, reward, and greatness. Isn’t that worth a little risk? When you’re faced with something new, always remember that you can succeed too.
So, take a deep breath and go after your dreams. You might fail and fall….but then again, you may succeed beyond your wildest expectations. 😉