I confess, I often feel like this little guy,
staring into the murky waters and
wondering: Will I ever make it?
Fear on one shoulder, Doubt on the other.
And then I remember . . .
Albert Einstein got expelled from school
and didn’t read till he was seven . . .
Fred Astaire flunked his first screen test . . .
Jack London’s earliest story got
rejected six hundred times. (Yikes.)
Ohhh yes, there are plenty more of these
true tales, torn from the pages of Real Life.
The fact is everyone “fails.”
So give yourself a break!
“Start by doing what’s necessary, then
what’s possible, and suddenly,
you are doing the impossible.”
–St. Francis of Assisi
(Yep, St. Francis, patron saint of animals
and the environment, was one audacious dude)