I could have written a better book than that. You’re right, but you didn’t. Right, again, but you didn’t. Yes, but he only sings for the family.
I could have made a better movie than that.
My cousin sings better than he.
I could have written a better book than that.
You’re right, but you didn’t.
Right, again, but you didn’t.
Yes, but he only sings for the family.
Didn’t make the time.
Didn’t have or fake the confidence.
Didn’t want to hear the word NO so prevented hearing a YES.
Thought you’d get to it one day and you didn’t (though you might still have some time).
Listened to the naysayers.
Kept trying to go through the front door instead of finding another door or window to get into.
Were afraid of rejection.*
Were afraid of success (didn’t think you could handle the attention or adulation).
Didn’t invest in your own project what you invested in clothes, getting your hair done, trips, liquor, restaurants, and other fleeting pleasures.
Told yourself no.
Thought a particular no was a forever no.
Believed the hype…smoked the pipe.
Nothing succeeds but a try.
No one deserves it more than you (or less than you).
Effort + a little bit of talent + a smidgen of luck trumps lots of talent and no effort.
If not now, when?