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Go Ahead – Soar!

Updated: Sep 19, 2023

One day a young man sat on a park bench watching a squirrel in a tree. It aimed for a branch so high above that it looked like a leap of madness. Suddenly it jumped, missed, and landed on a branch several feet down. Immediately, it steadied itself and got ready to jump again.

An old man sitting on the same bench said to him, “Funny, I’ve seen hundreds of ‘em jump like that, even with dogs barking at them from the ground. And a lot of them miss. But I’ve never seen one get hurt trying.”

What are you aiming for? Does it seem out of your reach?

Whatever it is, may I encourage you with a simple truth?

There’s a lot to be said for trying.

Here are a few of my thoughts...

Taking action, or trying, creates the opportunity for both success and failure. Creating Possibility

When you try, you initiate a process where the outcome is uncertain. This uncertainty creates the possibility of winning (succeeding) and losing (failing). Without trying, there is no opportunity for either outcome to occur. Risk and Reward

Trying involves a degree of risk, as you may not always achieve your desired outcome. However, it also presents the potential for reward or success. By accepting this risk, you open yourself up to the chance of winning. Learning Experience

Whether you win or lose when you try, you gain valuable experience and knowledge. Success teaches you what works, while failure provides insights into what doesn't. Even though you lose, you at least got a new experience. This learning process can be instrumental in future endeavors. Regret Avoidance

Not trying can lead to regrets and what-ifs. It's often better to take a chance and potentially fail than to never try and wonder what might have been. Trying is the action that sets the stage for both winning and losing. It acknowledges the existence of uncertainty and risk but also underscores the importance of taking those chances to pursue your goals and aspirations. Without trying, you miss out on the opportunity for growth, learning, and the possibility of achieving your desired outcomes.

I know what you’re aiming for is important to you, so go ahead – soar!

Dedicated to your success,


“For nothing will be impossible with God.”

Luke 1:37

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