Please, Try! (5YTL)

tryI really hate it when people don’t try.

The assumption of failure claims more successes than any failed attempts.  Living life in fear of failure is akin to hating broccoli without ever tasting it.  Then, on your death bed, someone gives you a taste of warm broccoli with butter sauce and dipping cheese.  It turns out, you love broccoli, and you’re going to die without all of those wonderful broccoli memories you could have had.

Day after day, people cower under an unspoken fear that an attempt at success will fail.  Terrified of possible failure, we seize and create the worst failure of all…  Failure to act.  We turn to stone in mid sentence and fail to do anything at all.

Why do we do this?

  • Are we afraid of the judgment of others?
  • Are we scared that we’ll spend the resources we have and have nothing to show for it?
  • Are we fearful that we’re undeserving and others will look at us with  “Who does he think he is?”

If any of these are your reasons for resigning yourself to mediocrity and inaction, ask yourself why.  How important is someone else’s view of you?  Money is just money.  Who you think you are is the real question.  Who are you?  What are you meant to do?  What will be your legacy?

Make the leap.  Do something meaningful and extraordinary.  Do something, and do it all the way!  The most amazing things were invented by people who thrived on overcoming their failures.  The most incredible differences have been made by people whose failures outnumbered their successes by far.

Don’t die quietly, satisfying someone else’s need to conformity and mediocrity.  Die, leaving a legacy of action, bold determination, and difference.

Eat the damn broccoli!  Tomorrow Begins Today.

4 thoughts on “Please, Try! (5YTL)

  1. Donna Johns says:

    You are so right! Eat the broccoli! What is the worst thing that can happen? You don’t like it. OK So broccoli aint your thing. How about spinach? How about egg plant? Life is too short not to savory as many flavors as you can. Take a chance. You got me fired up now. Bring it on!

    1. masbury says:

      Right on, Donna! You stay fired up! I love your enthusiasm!

  2. Mary says:

    Exactly! It’s hard to find out who we really are if we do nothing to help us find out. I found out whole bunch about myself just from trying different ways to look at circumstances and people. I ain’t dying quietly….

    I enjoy your posts my friend.

    1. masbury says:

      I love that you have a lifetime of stories, living the truth in this statement, Mary! You are one of my inspirations, and I admire your faith and endurance!

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