Sunday, May 10, 2009

On Fear and Disappointment

I stumbled upon a quote a few weekends ago that moved me.

“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 (American Humorist, Writer and Lecturer. 1835-1910)

Granted I'm not unflappable by any means, but these words started like a whisper in the back of my mind and spread like cancer.

I'm tired of being scared. I'm tired of feeling disappointed. I'm tired of being scared of disappointment.

I need a good pair of deck shoes.