The cost of holding on

This thought originated from Heidi Long:
In order to hold on to your “what ifs” you have to not to do anything about them.
What if I did _x_ and succeeded beyond my wildest dreams?
Sometimes, it can “feel” better to hold on to the hazy daydream of what life might be like “if” you did something, than to put it to the test and find out the truth–especially if there’s a substantial possibility of failure.