I love this quote.  First.. because I love Amelia Earhart. If you don’t know about her life I highly recommend listening to The History Chicks podcast about her.  Second.. This is true for any pursuit.  Amelia just wanted to learn how to fly. Despite people thinking she’s crazy for pursuing this dream instead of settling down or continuing with her other career, she kept at it.  What’s the point, right? What will this get her? 

The most difficult thing is to act. You know all the reasons not to.  You tell them to yourself when you think about this dream.  What will others think? What’s the point? What if I fail? 

But to not do it is to fail. To not do the thing you keep dreaming about will ultimately be your biggest regret. I don’t know about you, but I think that is more painful than a lifetime of struggling while I pursue my dream.  

And besides what is failure?  Failure is just giving up. Quitting. That’s were tenacity comes in. You’ve already started, and stopping is harder than changing direction. Tweek what isn’t working   and try it again. Learn. Evolve.  

I keep this quote on my desktop and open now and then. It reminds me that my fears are worse than my reality, and all it takes to pursue my dreams is just.. getting to work.