Thursday, September 25, 2008

Failure Is Not An Option

Do you know what it's like to be standing face to face with an obstacle, confident beyond doubt that you cannot pass it, weighing the pain of failure against the regret of giving up?

They say people don't change. If a guy doesn't keep his room clean by the time he's 20, he's not going to have an immaculate house when he's 40. We get set in our ways. But what if "your way" is to ignore the severity of the situation? What if "your way" is to tell yourself that you'll succeed later? What comes next? When time runs out, how do you surpass an obstacle you've just been staring at all of your life, knowing you've never truly tried?

I just felt like drawing attention to that dreadful feeling you get when you realize time is running short, and you haven't done anything. When you realize that you're on the starting line and everyone else is achieving your dreams.

Maybe you don't even deserve it. Still hurts.

At some point, you have to stand up and take what you want.


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Sometimes the easiest way to cross an insurmountable obstacle, a brick wall, is to simply go around it, but you'll never know what you may have missed. It would be much easier to go around the alps all together, but once you reach the top of Everest you realize what all the work was for... but not before that. So you have to ask yourself, is this obstacle your Everest, or is this a brick wall on your way to Everest?