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."
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.