Napoleon Hill once wrote …

“All the breaks you need in life wait within your imagination. Imagination is the workshop of your mind, capable of turning mind energy into accomplishment and wealth.”

But there are two sides to every story. At least.

Imagination can also be the source of seemingly hopeless obstacles, lasting defeat, and self-imposed poverty.

Depending on how we choose to use it, the imagination can embolden us to take risks, or talk us out of making the big move.

It can build mental images of the very best that can happen.

Or the very worst.

Imagination is the birthplace of fear and hope. And our tendency is to conceive of the former over the latter. To impregnate ourselves with little fear babies, day after day.

I like what our pal Jen Sincero wrote about this:

“When you succumb to fear, you are under the illusion that you can predict the future.”

But only the Nostradami (is that plural for Nostradamus?) among us may know with any modicum of certainty what will happen tomorrow. And even the great predictor himself got a lot of things wrong.

And that’s the thing. Because the truth is, 90% of the time, the things we fear will happen when we take one of life’s big leaps, don’t.

The only thing we can predict with 100% certainty is the feeling of regret we will have if we choose not to jump.

Today on The Quote of The Day Show, Dr. Caroline Myss is back to talk about the importance of taking risks in order to live a life without regrets, and how making decisions despite our fears and our past will allow us to live our best life.

Enjoy today’s quote. Leave a comment below and let us know what you think!