She never got there.

Insecurity leads to ruin.

Whether one dwells on past mistakes, or perceived failings in ability, or even in personality and integrity, this lack of confidence may lead to more mistakes, or worse, missed opportunities.

I refuse to live my life that way.

I refuse to be a victim, especially if the tormentor is merely myself. My life is my own, and I am myself, strengths and shortcomings all.

Most of the time I do not see myself as a strong person. I prefer to peg myself as a thoroughly base individual, and this is partly due to the incredulity of the idea that I might actually be a very good person.

But I digress. I really need to stop discussing myself, though I must admit my inner workings are a favorite study of mine.

I mention insecurity because from what I’ve experienced and observed, it is a major culprit in the lives of many, including myself. I strain against it as best I can, but failure is a terribly unhappy feeling, and sometimes it really feels like the best course of action is to avoid it at all costs.

I have seen many people in my life settle because they do not believe anything better could come along for them, or they are too afraid of reaching for what they truly desire.

“We all not only could know everything. We do. We just tell ourselves we don’t to make it all bearable.” -Neil Gaiman

As the only known creatures capable of abstract thought, it is not that much of a stretch to imagine the possibility that we know everything. And if so, we do have unlimited potential.

What would you accomplish if you knew you could do anything?