If there’s something you want to do, you’ve got to at least give yourself a shot and try to get to the end of the rainbow. You might find that after reaching the end of the rainbow it’s not what you thought it was going to be. You might find that it’s not what you expected. That in fact, what you found at the end of the rainbow is actually, just so-so compared to what you had in mind and all the stories you've heard. But at least you went out and found out for yourself. At least you gave yourself a shot. At least you tried. The last thing you want to do is to be lying on your death bed wondering, “What if?”. When you ask yourself that question you riddle yourself with all these delusional thoughts of, “If only I did 'x,' I’d be so much better off”. But how do you know that for sure? You don’t know that. It’s all in your head. A figment of your imagination. But if you give yourself a shot at going down that road, you get to find out for yourself. Yeah, it might not be exactly what you wanted it to be, and so damn, you lose. Guess you gotta find something else then. But at least you save yourself from ever having to wonder, "What if?". At the same time, it might actually be exactly what you thought it would be. It might even be better than what you could've ever imagined! So either way, you win! Whether it meets your expectations or not. You win. You don’t have to ask yourself "What if?". You don’t have to have regrets. Every mountain, you’ve climbed. Every rock, you’ve turned. Every idea you’ve had, you’ve pursued. So if you see a rainbow in your life's sky, go ahead and do yourself a favor. Get to the very end of the rainbow and find out for yourself if you really do want that pot of gold.
by Jason Lam