There are countless things that I have avoided my entire life because I was worried that I wouldn’t be good at them. When I was five, an art teacher told my mom that I had no hope, so I avoided drawing and painting my entire life pretending that I never wanted to try. My parents never put me in competitive sports when I was young, so in high school when I got invited to try tennis, I said I wasn’t interested. My middle school drama school teacher didn’t accept me for a singing role in the school musical, so I always made an excuse every time I got invited to karaoke. I bought an SLR and took a lot of beautiful photos, but never really shared them. I put off starting this blog for a very long time because I wasn’t sure if I had any talent for writing.
Because I was afraid of failing. I was afraid of what people would think of me if I wasn’t good at something. I was afraid that I would lose the love of others if I failed at a task. Whatever the reason, the key word is FEAR.
Take 10 minutes to write down everything that you would want to do if you couldn’t fail.
I challenge you to embrace your fears and try one of the items on your list. You may love it. You may hate it. It may be a great idea. It may be a bad one. You might succeed. You might fail.
Won’t it be better to try and know rather than living in fear? Take the risk and you will probably surprise yourself.