Thursday, July 22, 2010

O ye of little faith...!!!

"The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails." - William Arthur Ward

So what should we do, should we stand there and bitch all day, "Whoa is me!"? Should we stand there and hope for the best, "Maybe it'll work itself out"? Or maybe we should assess the situation, determine where we desire to be, and the steps to make it happen.

"Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one's definition of your life; define yourself."
- Harvey Fierstein

Speaks for itself...

"No man ever achieved worth-while success who did not, at one time or other, find himself with at least one foot hanging well over the brink of failure." - Napoleon Hill

If we expect failure, then failure is what we will get. The weak never try for fear of failure. The details of that glorious first weekend I shared with SP and the others that have since followed will probably never make it to this blog. So no one but she and I can fully appreciate what we experienced, I would be a fool for not trying to pursue this further. Reality check, it might go nowhere. The moment we met, we could have just said "oh excuse me" and moved on. But, we both took a leap of faith that day and continue to brave the unknown. I am fully aware that the odds are against us, but for the time being we will continue to make our own path in the world and set our own rules. If we don't try we will never know what could have been.
The stakes are high. Have I invested my life savings? I have not. Will a loss be gut wrenching? Absolutely! Will that stop me from investing again in the future? Absolutely not! If you don't play, you can never win.

"I hold it true, what e'er befall;
I feel it, when I sorrow most;
'Tis better to have loved and lost
Than never to have loved at all."
- From Alfred Lord Tennyson's poem In Memoriam:27, 1850

I have stepped out of my comfort zone and thru SP I have seen life in a new light. For that alone, I am thankful and already a winner.

Don't player hate, participate!
Devil's Advocate

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