I've been driving my wife's car a lot this week, so I've been stuck listening to the CDs in her car (the morning shows in Milwaukee are pretty boring). One of her CDs has the song Standing Outside the Fire by Garth Brooks. To me the lyrics of this song are pretty powerful. I've been thinking about them a lot lately. For those of you not familar with the song one of the key lyrics is "Life is not tried, it is merely survived if you're standing outside the fire."
Those lyrics can be interpretted in a lot of ways – to me it is a reminder to not take life on cruise control or take it for granted, but to pursue my passions with every ounce of my being, I won't get where I want to go unless I make it happen. You might fail and get burned in the process, but you definately won't suceed unless you go out and try it. Something to remember.
Don't know what more to say about that.