What have you attempted and failed?
Did you rethink it, re-imagine it, reassess the situation, or the players, or yourself?
Did you give up or did you try again?
What have you said you were going to do but never followed through with doing?
Did you ever revisit the idea?
Did it fall by the wayside because you didn’t have the time, the money… the nerve?
We try things that sometimes succeed. We try other things that sometimes fail, and fail miserably. What makes us grow is the desire to try again, to be better next time, to pick ourselves up, dust off the rubble and have another go at it.
I see people, young and old, every day who would rather talk about what they’re “going to do” instead of going out and doing it. Take the risk. Seriously, what the hell do you have to lose? So it might be a flop. Maybe you’ll feel 2-feet-tall when the girl you asked out turns you down. So what?! At least you asked. You took the risk.
Do you know what is worse than taking a risk and failing?
Failing because you were too afraid to take the risk in the first place.
I’m not the first person to say that, nor will I be the last. Take a good hard look at the lip service you pay yourself about your hopes and your dreams –– which ones are you going to follow through on?
I’ve said for the past seven years that I wanted to go to Europe, more specifically, to Paris. Seven years I’ve been saying it. I got sick and tired of saying it, so I’m doing it. Two weeks in Europe with a European friend to show me around.
Am I nervous? Sure am.
Is it going to stop me? Hell. No.
What risk are you going to take today?