Monologue Monday

A couple of hundred years ago, Benjamin Franklin shared with the world the secret of his success. ‘Never leave that ’til tomorrow,’ he said, ‘Which you could do today.’ This is the man who discovered electricity. You’d think more of us would listen to what he has to say. I don’t know why we put things off, but if I had to guess, I’d say it had 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 make a mistake you can’t undo. Whatever it is that we’re afraid of, one thing holds true. That by the time the pain of not doing the thing gets worse than the fear of doing it, it can feel like we’re carrying around a giant tumour. And you thought I was speaking metaphorically.” – Meredith Grey


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