This quote changed my whole outlook on life – at the ripe old age of 14! lol It’s in the movie Grumpy Old Men. John encourages Mel (his son) to take a risk – to tell someone he loves her. John says:

I don’t know anything, but I know this: The only things in this life you regret are the risks you didn’t take. If you see a chance to be happy, grab it with both hands…

It hit me like a ton of bricks.  This is how I want to live my life.  When I pause & think back about decisions I’ve made & things I’ve done, I don’t want to feel like I should have done or tried anything.  I’d rather try & fail than look back wishing I had tried.  I’d rather be rejected from an opportunity than look back wishing I had put myself forward for it – wondering what if.  I’d rather tell someone how I feel & get hurt than look back wondering what if I had said something.

I don’t want to look back on my life & ask what if.  It’s all about taking the risk!

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