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Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Use it or lose it

I know so many talented people out there, that have let fear get the best of them.  Bills, security, and judgement have become their master.  I watch as they try to convince themselves that what they're doing is the best option, because it is the most practical.  They create stories about how there is no way other things would work, and how those things they love to do, and were born to do, are silly.

I too have fallen into this trap.  I've given up my dreams for someone else's advice... luckily, my pesky little dreams won't let me forget them until they get the attention they deserve, regardless of how hard I try to ignore them.  It's still tough sometimes to listen to them though, even when I know they are right.  It's still a struggle to take risks and know how hard you may fall, because there's always that chance you may not be able to get back up.  What I have learned though, is that when you try, you'll always make it up somehow, but you'll never be able to answer the "what if's?" if you don't.

I read a quote today that said,

"It's not important what you have, it's important what you use."

I couldn't agree more.  You could have a golden ticket, but unless you use it to go to Willy Wonka's Chocolate Factory, what good is it? (Oh man would I use that, btw!)  If you buy lots of veggies and eat out all week, they go bad. (guilty, workin on it! Yay!)  If you're a great writer, but never even write a letter, well... you get the point.  As the song goes, "Shake what your momma gave ya!"

So this week I'm adding a 'to use list' on my 'to do list', because on top of my veggies in the fridge, I also have clothes in my closet, and ideas in my head that have been sitting around for a while!

Today's Silver Lining

"I said hey, you, what-cha gonna do, Time's run out on you, Use it or lose it, Sweet time is it on my side?  I said hey hey hey hey hey, Better use it before you lose it, You better use it don't throw it away." Use It Or Lose It- by Motley Crue

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