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30.1.11

Never leave that till tomorrow

"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’d think more of us 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 say it has a lot to do with fear. Fear of failure. Fear of pain. Fear of rejection. Sometimes the fear is just of making a decision, because what if you’re wrong? What if you make a mistake you can’t undo? Whatever it is we're afraid of, one thing holds true: that by the time the pain of not doing the thing gets worse than the fear of doing it, it can feel like we're carrying around a giant tumor. And you thought I was speaking metaphorically."


"The early bird catches the worm; a stitch in time saves nine. He who hesitates is lost. We can't pretend we haven'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 like Benjamin Franklin meant. That knowing is better than wondering, that waking is better than sleeping. And that even the biggest failure, even the worst most intractable mistake beats the hell out of never trying."

(Meredith, Grey's Anatomy)

20 comments:

  1. balkón!
    ožil!
    písmenká si pozriem inokedy:-D

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  2. som zvedava, či si to vobec niekto prečita :)

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  3. přečítá a miluje grey's anatomy a meredithiny moudra :))

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  4. *přečte. potom co čtu slovenštinu se občas zapomenu a nepíšu česky...divný :D

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  5. nicole - to aj ja robievam :D

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  6. google transte..:D ale celkom sa to dá pochopiť...:D áno, človek má často strach presadiť sa, načo vytŕčať z radu? ( to nieje moje heslo, tak vnímam ľudí v mojom okolí, ktorí sú neskutočne talentovaný, ale...)

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  7. great thought! a krásne fotky :)

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  8. krásny text :) aj dost pravda..

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  9. ááá, miluju Grey's Anatomy (A Meredith!)...

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  10. krásne fotky. tá prvá je super!! :-))

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  11. crush on you!

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