Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Here Goes Nothing

I’m meeting a friend for coffee in exactly 7 hrs and 56 minutes so I better make this quick. I want some sleep before then.


Here Goes (click here to listen)  Right click to open in new tab/window

“Never got anywhere by running away
Never learned anything without a mistake
Never loved anyone by playing it safe
It's a long way down, but I'm here right now...so
Here goes nothing, here goes everything
Gotta reach for something or you'll fall for anything
Take a breath, take a step, what comes next God only knows
But here goes

I don't wanna turn around and wonder what happened
Never lost and never found are one in the same
I wanna run across the battle lines and take my chances
Not the long way 'round when I'm here right now...so

Here goes nothing, here goes everything
Gotta reach for something or you'll fall for anything
Take a breath, take a step, what comes next God only knows
But here goes
What good is chance not taken?
What good is life not living ?
What good is love not given?
Here goes nothing, here goes everything
Gotta reach for something or you'll fall for anything”



Sometimes my posts are about Disney, sometimes they are about faith, sometimes they’re like diary entries, and some, for example this one, are based on songs. The song Here Goes by Bebo Norman has been my theme song lately.

Today at work I was playing with a “Magic UNC Ball” it’s very similar to a Magic 8 ball and was wondering what it would be like to live my life by a Magic ball. I thought about trying it out for a few days... you know shaking the ball before making any decision and doing what it says.  Living a life by 100% chance via a Magic 8 ball is irrational and would probably turn disastrous.

Me: “Should I go to work today?”...ball: “my reply is no”—outcome: lose my job.

Me: “Is it acceptable to not shower today?”...ball: “yes, definitely”---outcome: I’ll smell bad.

Me: “Is it okay to act irrationally?” Ball: “Cannot predict now”---outcome: that doesn’t tell me anything *shake again for better answer*

I forgot where I was going with this...or maybe I’m not sure where I’m going with this...

We’re supposed to use our brains to make logical decisions to avoid making stupid ones, but isn’t it okay to be irrational at times? I feel like if everyone acted rationally all of the time this would be a boring world. We need to take chances...step out of the comfort zone. However, we shouldn’t live our lives completely on chance like a magic 8 ball but instead take calculated risks. Risks were willing to accept the outcome no matter what happens..good or bad, easy or difficult. Sometimes I wish I could see my life the way God does...then I’d be more certain about the future and more certain about the decisions I’m making now. But I can’t, so I have to take chances..take risks...calculated risks. Most times rational decisions are the best ones however on occasion irrational ones turn out to be okay too...If we don’t take a chance we might miss what we’re looking for...

Here goes nothing...
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Tap said...

I'm not sure rational vs. irrational is the best way to decide whether a choice is good or bad. What about wise vs. unwise, or loving vs. selfish? Should we make decisions with an eye on the immediate consequences, or on what God says pleases him? (For a marvelous real-life example, see the section of The Hiding Place where Corrie's sister tells the truth to the soldiers.)

There's also the issue of failure. The people who risk failure over and over tend to be the ones who end up succeeding, while those who avoid all risks never do. One question I've asked myself when making big decisions is whether, in 40 years, I will regret trying and failing more than not trying at all. If I get to the point of asking that, the answer, of course, is no.

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