Taking Every Opportunity

A lot of people that I have talked with say that they have a quote that they really like or inspires them, and I wanted to share one of my favorite quotes. It goes; “Twenty years from now, you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do rather than the things you did, so throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor, catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” –Mark Twain. What this means to me is to take every opportunity that you can get. I think of this quote while I am making decisions, like whether or not to go for a big goal. I always weigh in all of the pros and cons when making a decision, and it usually takes a few days of thought for me, but when I remember to think ahead to if I will regret my choice, that usually helps. One example of using this kind of thinking is last summer, I decided between participating in a musical, which I have done for the past several years with the same theater, or going on a huge Girl Scout trip to Michigan. I decided to participate in the musical, because I knew what I would be missing out on and thought that I would miss that part to my summer if I didn’t do it. I’m really glad with my choice and I had a wonderful experience!

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