Monday, May 23, 2011
Jump Right In
I was mentored by a guy who said "He who hesitates has lost" I like that
I have been listening to the Eminem song "Lose Yourself" from the film 8 mile, I think Eminem is a poet of some note.
The opening line of the song is this:
"Look, if you had one shot or one opportunity,
to sieze everything you ever wanted,
would you capture it,
or just let it slip"
There is another similar quote in Shakespeare's Julius Ceasar, Act 4 scene 3:
There is a tide in the affairs of men
Which, taken at the flood, leads on to fortune;
Omitted all the voyages of their life
Is bound in shallows and in miseries.
On such a full sea are we now afloat,
And we must take the current when it serves,
Or lose our ventures.
They are both saying the same thing.
Maybe prophetically they are telling us something about moments in time. Those moments where we hesitate when we should really jump in. Those moments were we find fear replacing our desire to risk, to live, to embrace the moment and go for it.
Ask yourself "Whats the worst that could happen?" remind yourself "you only live once" think to yourself "How would I feel in a years time if I didn't do this?"
Life's for living, not for waiting.
Jump right in.