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Try, I Dare You

Benjamin Franklin once said "Never leave that 'til tomorrow, which you could do today". Or something along those lines. This is the guy who discovered electricity. You'd think we would actually listen to him. I don't know why, but we all have a tendency to put things off. Maybe its down to fear? Fear of failure. Fear of pain. Fear of rejection. We have all heard the proverbs, heard the philosophers, and heard our grandparents telling us that the early bird catches the worm. However, we do have to learn for ourselves. We have to sweep today's possibility under tomorrow's rug until we can't anymore, until we finally understand for ourselves like Benjamin Franklin meant. And I know I am no Benjamin Franklin, but I am proud as hell to have found myself spread over half a page in a newspaper for essentially never giving up on my dream and getting some recognition. Such kind words from the guys over at the Laois Nationalist. However, if there is one thing to come from it, its that even the biggest failure, even the worst most intractable mistake beats the hell out of never trying.