Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Greatest Mistake


I saw this quote a few weeks ago on one of my favorite blogs, Smart Pretty Awkward and haven't been able to stop thinking about it.

"The greatest mistake you can make in life is to be continually fearing that you will make one."  
Elbert Hubbard

I can't help but think of all those times when I've been paralyzed, so afraid I'd make a mistake that I couldn't move forward.  Sometimes over something really silly like what color to paint a wall, other times over more important things like what job to take or what city to move to.  But with the benefit of hindsight I can say I don't regret the choices I've made (even those that didn't work out so well, because at least I learned a lesson.)  What I really regret are the opportunities I've missed because I was too afraid to make the choice.

Have you heard the new song from Sara Bareilles yet?  I'm kind of in love with it.

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8 comments:

The Felix Family said...

I LOVE LOVE this song. It's my new favorite!! I have listened to it a million times the last couple weeks. She's one of my favorite artists.

Corinne said...

I'm completely in love with that song! I heard it for the first time yesterday :)

gibknitty said...

oh yes, love that song!!

Tammy Lee Bradley said...

Thanks for sharing. I had never heard this. :)

Melanie said...

I love visiting your blog! It's so "ewe"nique! Your Greatest Mistake post hit home with me. I always feel afraid, nervous, apprehensive to start a new painting because I feel like it will never be as good as my last one. I need to get over that. Thanks for sharing. Love "King of Anything" Just downloaded it!

Dorian Susan said...

Great post today Jamie. Hits home, big time. Thanks for sharing; I needed to hear that.
Love the Sara Bareilles....she does stuff you just can't ignore.
Susan

cindy said...

love that song and sorry to say the quote applies to me, too. ugh!

Hazydaisy said...

Wise words, Jamie- you've got me thinking about opportunities I've missed through being afraid to make a mistake. Will try to be braver in future!
Lesley

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