"A man would do nothing, if he waited until he could do it so well that no one would find fault with what he has done."
Do you ever think that you might be stalling something great by being too afraid to actually do it? I feel that way, a lot. It's so much easier to watch other people take huge risks. In fact I am brilliant at encouraging people to do the things that they were 'meant to do', to 'fulfill their potential'. Kids have the greatest way of reminding you of this, when you see them leap off just about anything with zero fear and ginormous conviction. I remember reading a story to a little boy I used to look after, and explaining to him how we can't 'really' fly. And I remember him looking at me with curiosity and asking 'why?' He totally believed that it was possible until I told him it wasn't. Looking back on it now it makes me so sad, like I should never have said that to him, that maybe, just maybe, we slowly kill people's dreams by telling them how many limitations there are. Life grinds the confidence out of us slowly, incrementally, and without us noticing. The cheesiest example of a payoff line that should become my mantra is 'just do it'. It should apply to every one of us. Just study that thing you've been wanting to, tell that person that you love them, tell that person that you can't stand them, be the person you want to be if you COULD be anyone. No regrets.