Thursday, July 22, 2010

Wondering vs. Trying.

Have you ever been afraid to try something that was soooo completely out of your comfort zone that it scared you? Something that you really can’t see yourself doing at all? Something that you say to yourself when you see other people doing it that you WISHED you had the nerve to get up and do it?

I’m dealing with this right now. There is something that I am thinking of doing and of course, I’m afraid of actually saying what it is because if I chicken out, I don’t have to really share all the details with you. But it’s something that I would like to try and, I think if I applied myself to it, it would really benefit my family in the long run.

It could be a way to help with bills and dreams.

And we have a lot of both of those.

I know that I need to just get over my fears and step outside my comfort zone. I know that I need to at least try it or I will always wish and wonder. If I ever want Bean to be the kind of person that lets nothing stand in her way, I can’t let things stand in my way either.

Lead by example.

I do realize I could completely suck at this. There have been other opportunities in the past that I’ve half-way tried and failed. Well, the opportunities didn’t fail. I failed at applying myself. I know this.

I also know that this isn’t that big a deal in the grand scheme of things. I mean, I know it’s not “rocket surgery” as that old commercial used to say. It’s just something small. But I am intimidated by it nonetheless.

I guess I’m just going to have to decide if I can find out how to stop wishing and wondering and lean how to try and see.


Holly said...

Yeah, I def have. The way I figure is it's better to try and fail than to never try and always wonder about it. But then is it really failure if you at least gave it a shot or failure b/c you never tried at all?

Pinkie said...

@Holly...that's a very good question and I don't think I have ever looked it it that way. Thanks for that point of view.

Cheryl said...

GO FOR IT, girl! Life's too short to live with regrets and what-might-have-beens. Cheryl

Leslie said...

I agree with them, Pinkie! It's a big regret to never have tried something before.

If at first that something fails, I believe there's always another try and by that time you know what to expect. :)