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April 25, 2011

Getting Ideas

How many times do we miss a great adventure or a new experience because we give up?

An idea peeps through the window curtain, and we have a choice to glimpse and do nothing or open the curtain fully, grasp the idea and run with it.




We might have to try again and again to succeed, but what bliss when we do.

27 comments:

Ms. A said...

My windows are pretty much boarded up and sealed.

Ocean Girl said...

How so appropriately true and timely for me. Thank you Technobabe.

Dave King said...

Absolutely. A ghost of an idea, very often, but ghosts, too, can be caught.

Brian Miller said...

true that...chase those ideas...

Gary's third pottery blog said...

DANG, takes COURAGE! And coffee.

Jeanie said...

A very good thought for me to hear today....both in pursuing the idea and not giving up.

LL Cool Joe said...

I agree, I have great ideas and then just seem to not see them through. I always expect to fail I think, so I talk myself out of having a go. Very stupid really.

DJan said...

So very true. That is what happened to me twenty years ago when I wanted to become a skydiver at 47. I told myself I was too old, too...

But I did it anyway and it was one of the best things that ever happened to me.

terri said...

I hate to think how many opportunities I let slip away due to my own hesitation.

Kathy M. said...

So true!

Thanks for your note on my blog. Your companionship out here in blogland has meant a lot to me, and your blog has always been a favorite place for me to visit. I hope we can keep in touch in the "real world." Hugs.

TALON said...

Very true, TechnoBabe. I always remind myself that my time on earth is finite - it helps propel me when I hestitate.

Cricket said...

Of course, you have to have the idea first. Lately, most of mine have been along the lines of "Hm. Really should do some laundry soon..."

Maybe I'll seize on that one right now ;-)

Eileen said...

So true! And it amazes me how many ideas come from surprising sources!
But so many times I do let them fall by the wayside.
I'm trying to change that, and I'm trying to recognize and act upon opportunities that present themselves.

I've been trying to catch up here on all I've missed !
I love KD Lang, especially love 'Constant Craving'! (But sadly, I couldn't get the video to launch). And I loved the moon post! Amazing photo, and I loved the poem too.

'Hope you enjoyed a Blessed Easter!
All the best,
Eileen

Mama Zen said...

I'm afraid this happens to me far too often!

lisleman said...

I agree with you. This is the way I think of my blog.

Suldog said...

Yeah, but there's the joy of naps to be considered :-)

Stickup Artist said...

That's so true. I guess fear of failing is tough for everyone. I once watched an interview of Arianna Huffington and she said, "If you're not effing up, you're not doing anything interesting!"

Maggie said...

Ideas are dreams and we can't give up on them even if they seem impossible. Nothing is impossible these days. :)

Unknown Mami said...

I am really working on keeping the curtain fully open. I like everyone else deserve to have a rich and full life.

blueviolet said...

I do that at least 75% of the time. Bad girl!

Margie said...

Loved your lines...
"We might have to try again and again to succeed but what bliss when we do."

Robert the Skeptic said...

One idea is that those incandescent light bulbs will need to be replaced with Compact Florescent bulbs soon. Since CF bulbs take up to five minutes to "warm up" and get to full brilliance, I wonder if our ideas will need to warm up slowly now too?

Murr Brewster said...

On the other hand, if you never try anything you can never fail, and yet you can still have ice cream. Just a thought.

Life with Kaishon said...

Now this was a great reminder!
Listen to this song:
http://youtu.be/OvMVCHhwTPs
It is making my day better : )

Nezzy said...

This is so very true. I'm kinda like a dog with a bone when it comes to most things. Ya know stubborn...do or die!!! Heeehehe!

God bless ya and have a stupendous day!!!

Kazzy said...

It is heart-breaking to realize how many things we skip out on because of fear. Sheesh.

Syd said...

One of my strong suits is not giving up. I am a persistent person.