Monday, September 13, 2010

Tomorrow is not promised.

I wanted to share this with you all:

A couple of hundred years ago,
Benjamin Franklin shared with the world
the secret of his success. Never leave
that till tomorrow, he said, which you
can do today. This is the man who
discovered electricity. You think more
people would listen to what he had to say.
I don't know why we put things off, but if
I had to guess, I'd have to say it has a lot
to do with fear. Fear of failure, fear of
rejection, sometimes the fear is just of
making a decision, because what if you're
wrong? What if you're making a mistake you
can't undo? The early bird catches the worm.
A stitch in time saves nine. He who hesitates
is lost. We can't pretend we hadn't been told.
We've all heard the proverbs, heard the
philosophers, heard our grandparents warning
us about wasted time, heard the damn poets
urging us to seize the day. Still sometimes
we have to see for ourselves. We have to make
our own mistakes. We have to learn our own
lessons. We have to sweep today's possibility
under tomorrow's rug until we can't anymore.
Until we finally understand for ourselves what
Benjamin Franklin really meant. That knowing is
better than wondering, that waking is better than
sleeping, and even the biggest failure, even the
worst, beat the hell out of never trying.

-Grey's Anatomy

xSigned___JNF. ♥

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