I had a recent “A-Ha” moment that made me realize it’s no better to be safe than sorry. And that’s just while playing a song.
Life is full of challenges. In this post, I’ll show you how to face them head on. Having had my share of challenges with job loss, divorce, and weight issues, I know what it’s like. I’ve also used the concepts I’m about to discuss to create my own company, fall in love with a wonderful woman, and discover a powerful method to lose 60 pounds,
One of the most important keys to facing challenges comes from an 80’s song with one of the most iconic videos ever created. And I discovered the truth in it while practicing my guitar.
A Wonderful Surprise
I love playing guitar. It’s a great way to spend some time enjoying music. One of my favorite ways to play is with a game called Rocksmith that let’s me choose from over a 1,000 songs which I can download for a few bucks and then play along. It’s awesome.
Recently one of the songs that was released was Take on Me by A-Ha. It’s a great song from the 80’s that reached hall of fame status for its clever and ground breaking video.
It’s been a lot of fun learning this blast from the past and playing it. It wasn’t until I started playing it that I discovered I’ve had the lyrics of the song wrong for years.
The Difference Two Letters Make
For the longest time I thought the lyrics to the end of the second verse were like the saying “it’s better to be safe than sorry.”. However, the song has a more accurate take on so much of life: “It’s NO better to be safe than sorry.” What a difference two letters make.
It’s true: so often in life it’s no better to be safe than sorry. Life is full of risks. As kids we were taught to plan ahead and not play near the road leading to the phrase “it’s better to be safe than sorry”. It’s wise to be prepared and plan ahead.
But as we grow up this phrase meant to help us plan and avoid danger can keep us away from different risks like starting a new career, meeting someone special, and creating our own business. When it comes to these risks, it’s no better to be safe than sorry. At the end of our lives we will regret the chances we didn’t take more than the ones we did.
It’s no Better to Be Safe than Sorry
If you fall, dust yourself off, pick yourself up, and do it again. Sure a scraped knee hurts, but never learning to ride a bike hurts worse.
If you want to add adventure to your life, remember that it’s no better to be safe than sorry. Maybe it’s time for jumping in.
Take a chance on a new adventure.