I think it is understood that not ALL opportunities need to be taken, and some you do take will end in dead ends. But this quote isn’t for those who are willing to take risks and step through the door, it is for those who are afraid.
They are afraid they will get hurt, or it will taste bad or they will get lost or they may look foolish or they might die or they will fail or they will lose what they already have or….the list is endless.
The truth is those things are excuses, not reasons. The reason to not take advantage of an opportunity is because, after evaluating, you honestly feel it is not worth doing. It isn’t likely to give the results you want, you might have already done it a number of times, who knows. But you have honestly thought it through.
Excuses are those things that you say to rationalize the unconscious real reason. And it isn’t just the things you say, it is the way you design your life to make grabbing opportunities impossible. Maybe you have too many obligations, or too many pets, or too little money or too few friends or too much weight or too little education or…..
What is your excuse and how and why did you design it into your life?
Drawing and commentary by Marty Coleman of The Napkin Dad Daily blog
Quote by Jim Carrey, 1962-not dead yet, American comedian and actor