A couple hundred years ago, Benjamin Franklin shared with the world the secret of his success.
"never leave that till tomorrow" he said, "what you can do today".
Hes the man that discover electricity.
You'd think more of us would listen to what he had to say. I don't know why we put things off. But if I had to guess, I'd say it has a lot to do with fear- fear of failure, fear of pain, fear of rejection.
Sometimes the fear are just of making a decision.. because, what if you're wrong? What if you're making a mistake you can't undo?
Whatever it is we're afraid of, one thing holds true- if by the time the pain of not doing a thing gets worse than the fear of doing it, it can feel like we're carrying around a giant tumor.
The early bird, catches the worm. He who hesitate, will lost.
We can't pretend we haven't been told. We've all heard the proverbs, heard the philosophers, heard about our grandparents warning us about wasted time, heard the damn poets urging us to seize the day.
We have to see for ourselves. We have to make our own mistakes. We have to learn our own lessons.
We have to sweep today's possibility under tomorrow's rug until we can't anymore, until we finally understand for ourselves for what Benjamin Franklin meant....
....that knowing is better that wondering, that waking is better than sleeping and that even the biggest failure, even the worst most intractable mistake, beats the hell of never trying.
GAS1E6 gosh, I'm so into surgeon.