A couple hundred years ago, 
Benjamin Franklin shared with the world the secret of his success. 
"Never leave that till tomorrow," he said, "which you can do today."

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 is just of making a decision. 
Because, what if you're wrong? What if you're making a mistake you can't undo?

 (... ...)

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 what Benjamin Franklin meant. 
That knowing is better than wondering.
That waking is better than sleeping. 

And that even the biggest failure, even the worst, 
most intractable mistake beats the hell out of never trying. 


<Gray's Anatomy : season1-06. If tomorrow Never Comes>
05/01/2005
Written by: Krista Vernoff
Directed by: Scott Brazil

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