“I thought about how many people avoid trying for things they really want in life because it’s more painful to get close to the goal but not achieve it than not to have taken the chance in the first place.” -Lori Gottlieb, Maybe You Should Talk to Someone
This is a dangerous path to go down. Being led away by fear, abandoning a dream, giving up on something you really wanted because of the fear of the pain if that hope is not realized.
But what is the alternative? Living with the regret of never trying?
I say it all the time: Life is hard.
But don’t let something taking more time and effort, blood, sweat and tears deter you.
Go for it! It doesn’t guarantee everything will work out or that you will achieve that goal you are striving for or you will find the love of your life.
On the flip side, not trying will guarantee that you will never accomplish that goal or find that true love.