Ken Klemm Spring Hill, FL, USA
There’s an old saying...
Experience is the best teacher.
We learn best by DOING things. The best lessons learned
are those acquired by making MISTAKES. The more painful
and costly the Mistake, the stronger the lesson.
If we fear mistakes so much that we are paralyzed
against action, we CANNOT learn.
One cannot learn to strike all ten pins at a bowling
alley by watching others do it, or by video simulation.
One must grab a bowling ball and hurl it down the lane.
The first time will not be pretty - the ball may likely
head straight for the gutter. One may improve their
style by receiving guidance from a coach, a mentor.
But, at some point, one must hurl the ball.
Some folks are afraid to take the ACTION. Why? Fear of
embarrassment? Fear of looking foolish? Criticism?
Look...Everyone at the bowling alley remembers their
first time. They all have a deep respect for the
struggles of the novice.
There is a primary Choice in life... Fear or Fun.
I am always amazed at the profound wisdom and insights
expressed by th writers of popular songs. Case in
point: One Amanda McBroom, who wrote “The Rose” - the
final two verses of which I share below.
Your Friend and Servant,
It's the heart afraid of breaking
that never learns to dance
It's the dream afraid of waking
that never takes the chance
It's the one who won't be taken
who cannot seem to give
and the soul afraid of dying
that never learns to live
When the night has been too lonely
and the road has been too long
and you think that love is only
for the lucky and the strong
Just remember in the winter
far beneath the bitter snows
lies the seed
that with the sun's love
in the spring
becomes the rose