Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Don't be Afraid to Make Mistakes!

I came across this quote from Ben Franklin recently "The man who does things makes mistakes, but he never makes the biggest mistake of all -- doing nothing." Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790)

It amazes me that something a heavy-set bald guy said over 200 years ago can still be appropriate today. One of the reasons I created this blog was to celebrate ideas; my ideas, my reader’s ideas, other ideas I come across in my travels both on the Internet and in the real world. But, if ideas remain only in a blog discussion and are never created or put in to practice then they are of little use.
Ideas are what keep the world fresh and if implemented without fear of failure can benefit us personally as well as a community. So lets celebrate ideas here but put them into practice in the real world. As old Ben said the biggest mistake of all is doing nothing.

I've put some of my recent ideas into practice. If you get a chance checkout the following sites:

The Single Dad - My new blog on being a single dad
RKSmythe - My MySpace profile (please stop by and I'll add you as a friend)
A-List DVD - A store for your DVD habit

1 comment:

Matthew C. Keegan said...

Ben Franklin is one of my favorite people of all time. A genius and a leader, just what a young country needed at the time.

Risk taking is where its at. To fail isn't the problem, not trying is.