Motivational Message Of The Week: Mistakes Are Important Part Of Life


“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”  Mark  Twain


The above quotation from the American humorist, writer and lecturer who lived from 1835-1910 can be brought in line with another powerful saying by Helen Keller. Keller said, among other things that, ‘Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all…’

As we nurture our way through life, there are so many things we desire to do for ourselves, friends and family.  Most of these things are never done or given a pursuit owning to several forces such as the fear of failure, procrastination and fear of stepping out of our comfort zone.

What does life become if we continuously omit to act and continue to dwell just within our comfort zone without exploring all that is near and beyond. Our failure to act deprives us from achieving something or nothing.  Life is not about sitting on the fence, it is about something or nothing and this can be achieved by acting.

I have always seen the person who acted or made a chase and failed as a Hero compared to the one who did nothing at all.  Is it not satisfying to look back and be able to say, I tried this before but did not succeed, rather than I did not attempt it at all?

As we start a new week, let us not disappoint ourselves in years to come by omitting to act, by failing to act and by doing nothing about the things life throws our way.  Let us put on our protective boots and step out in the rainy wild world in pursuit for happiness and that which we believe in and deem preeminent in life.

Look around you and examine what society is presenting, grab the opportunities around you and move with the dynamism of our contemporary society.  Let us have dreams. Let us not just hold our dreams in our little world. Step out into the big world with your dreams to discover more and achieve your dreams.

Even if you act and fail, you are better than the one who did not act at all.  You are a winner just from acting; the result of your action is only a reward to your winnings, so why fail to act?  Do not be dormant, an ‘automatic loser.’

The very prime reason why you will be more disappointed by the things you do not do is because you would never even know what the outcome could be.

Action is progressive, Omission is stagnant and retrogressive. Step in for the former, for even if you look back one day and regret, it would be less a regret than if you pick the latter. Good Morning Readers! Have a good week…

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Chris-Vincent Agyapong Febiri, Esq
I am a Hedonist, Contrarian, Traveller, Lawyer, Atheist, Thinker, Writer, Minimalist & a Professional Truth Sayer.


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