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Hope's Hesitation
On the lonely shores of Hope's Hesitation
Lie the decaying bones of sorrowed men
Who all engaged one last cogitation
Asking how, with courage, things might have been

John Greenleaf Whittier put it more succinctly, "For all sad words of tongue and pen, the saddest are these, 'It might have been.'"

If you were to die tomorrow, what would be your greatest regrets? According to many a well-seasoned minds, their biggest regrets were for the things they didn't do, rather than for what they did do that they perhaps shouldn't have.

With a little more courage, a little more conviction, a little more faith, a little more focus, a little more effort, a little more passion . . . what would you do that you're not doing now?

Let us not reside amongst the timid souls that know neither the glory of high triumph nor the sorrow of bitter defeat because they live under the illusion that daring and coming up short makes them a failure.

Set a worthy goal, believe in your incredible self, go about it honestly and see what happens. You may surprise yourself—and you won't have to ponder what might have been on the lonely shores of hope's hesitation.

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