Because the "right No" would haunt me forever, and even the wrong Yes might open unseen doors...
For some people the day comes
when they have to declare the great Yes
or the great No. It's clear at once who has the Yes
ready within him; and saying it
he goes from honor to honor, strong in his conviction.
He who refuses does not repent. Asked again,
he'd still say no. Yet that no--the right no--
drags him down all his life.
-C. P. Cavafy
This poem is like Nike's "Just do it." Only more...poetic. : )