Friday, April 5, 2013

"I Hope You Dance"

I hope you never fear those mountains in the distance
Never settle for the path of least resistance...
And when you get the choice to sit it out or dance
I hope you dance
-Mark D. Sanders and Tia Sillers, performed by Lee Ann Womack

I heard this song on the radio recently, and every time I hear it, I am inspired. This song is all about not being afraid to go after your goals (or what you want). When an opportunity arises, either a new job opening or a chance to meet someone new, take it. Of course you may have regrets because of some of the things you've done, but these lyrics are saying that's better than regretting something because you DIDN'T do it when given the chance. It's reminiscent of the Robert Frost poem "The Road Not Taken."

Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.

Don't take the easy path just because it's what you know. You've only got one life to live (unless you believe in reincarnation...but then chances are you're not coming back as a human anyway, right?), and you don't want to think in the end, "Was this all I did with my life? What else could I have accomplished if I had done X or Y?" Granted, asking "What if" forever won't do you any good. So don't give yourself to ask that question. Do after what you want, listen to your gut, shoot for the stars, stand by what you believe in...If you do all of that, I don't think you can have any regrets.

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