Sunday Thought For The Day

by Lance Ekum on · 8 comments

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“More often in life, we end up regretting the chances in life that we had, but didn’t take them, than those chances that we took and wished we hadn’t.”Anonymous

Lance writes stories from his heart, aiming to inspire and motivate, as you align more fully with YOUR true peak. When he's not here, you can find him hanging out with his family, riding a bike, or just generally acting goofy.   Sign up for the Thoughts from the Treehouse newsletter and get additional inspiration in your email inbox!
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Mark Salinas June 30, 2008 at 12:56 pm

Well said..very true.


Lanceman June 30, 2008 at 3:22 pm

That is well said Mark — the key, of course, is to remember it!


Marelisa June 30, 2008 at 3:23 pm

Hi Lance, People are so worried about what others will think and about failing, that they’ll often refrain from acting and going after what they want. But as long as you’re acting you’re at the very least learning about what doesn’t work (like Thomas Edison and his 1,000 failed experiments). I definitely agree that it’s a better strategy to just put yourself out there.


Lanceman June 30, 2008 at 3:26 pm

Marelisa – great example about Edison. It can be hard to get over being self-conscious of what others will think, but we have to remember who it is that we’re trying to please – ourselves or others.


Barbara Swafford June 30, 2008 at 4:08 pm

Hi Lance,

This quote hits the nail on the head. I can’t count how many times we look back and say “woulda, shoulda, coulda…” Ah…..the school of hard knocks.


Lanceman July 1, 2008 at 5:54 am

Barbara – yes, the school of hard knocks — hopefully we all learn something when we’re there!


Tom - July 1, 2008 at 6:47 pm

I am at this cross road now. I have an opportunity that I know I will regret if I don’t take it – but it comes at an inconvenient time…


Lanceman July 2, 2008 at 5:27 am

@Tom – I hear you, and that really can be a tough choice. I wish you luck and peace in making the decisions you’ll need to.


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