You must do the thing you think you cannot do. – Eleanor Roosevelt
I know it’s scary stepping out on a ledge, taking risks, venturing in to that scary place that gives you hives…but what have you got to lose…really?
Just take a minute to peek into that dark corner of dismissed dreams, deferred goals, cast-off projects. It’s time to shed some light on those ideas, dreams, goals that have been buried in the slush-pile of “Naaa…I can’t do that…”
Humor me for a sec. What is it that you always thought you couldn’t do, but would kind of, sort of, really like to do? Better yet, what are you dying to do? But, alas, you don’t have the skill, the talent, the connections, the money, the blah, blah, blah…
We have these ideas, stories, “realities,” in our mind of who we are and then we erect a line, a barrier if you will, at the outermost limit of what we can conceive of ourselves accomplishing. Then to keep ourselves in check, we act as our own police barracade guarding the gates.
But here’s the thing. These “realities,” these self designed arbitrary limits are very often not based on any kind of fact-based information. We simply made them up. Oh, they’re real…as long as we believe them… But as soon as we decide to take a step past them into the unchartered territory, they often disintegrate. Not always. Sometimes we get knocked back by honest to God external obstacles, but often even those can be overcome.
So, humor me. I dare you!
What one thing could you do if you had just a little more strength, a little more knowledge, a little more skill or a little more courage? What would happen if you tried it anyway? Would the consequence really be all that bad? If it’s a resounding “Yes, I’ll lose my house, get fired, or get thrown in jail…” fine, that’s a No-Go. But anything other than that is fair game for speculation.
Life’s too short to carry a stop sign around with you everywhere…