This quote from Mark Twain is something I truly live by. No matter how much it hurt momentarily, in hindsight I was always glad I’d pursued those dreams that didn’t work out for me in reality – because having not even tried would have been so much worse.
Moreoften, however, they do work out, which is really quite awesome.
“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”