“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”
When contemplating a course of action, many people hesitate to dive into the unknown because it feels uncomfortable, risky and a bit unnerving. What if things don’t work out? What if doing this (whatever this is) eventually reveals itself as a really bad idea? The truth is, things might not work out, but unless you have clairvoyant abilities, there is often no way to know what will happen ahead of time. Disappointment is inevitable, but not insurmountable. And in the process of facing and rising above disappointment, you open yourself to the joy of exploration, which allows you to discover who you are and what your passions are.