I tend to embrace new opportunities.
I say yes and enthusiastically throw myself into them.
Like a racer when that starting gun goes off, I take off like a shot, running full force.
But as I’m running, I start realizing that there isn’t a finish line at the end, but a cliff.
And I’m running full force towards it.
So as it approaches, I start to slow down and rethink.
What the hell am I doing?
What have I gotten myself into now?
And sometimes I’m able to stop myself before I get to the edge of that cliff.
Other times, even if I can stop, I decide to jump anyway: sometimes a good decision, sometimes not, sometimes really, really not.
And sometimes, I can’t seem to stop myself and I fall even though I desperately want to turn away from that cliff.
I’m trying to learn from my mistakes.
To stop and think before I set off running.
To really think it over before I just jump in and say YES to something.
Because not everything is a good fit for me.
Sometimes I need to say “no” before I start dashing toward that cliff.
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