I’ve been thinking about all the times I wanted to try something new but stalled because it wasn’t perfectly prepared.
There’s all the ick when doing something with a lot of unknown. Unknown = that skin crawling discomfort. Ewwww.
When I go through the ick, a few things happen:
1. I didn’t die and my life isn’t over as I know it. Whoa.
2. The initial run-throughs are always pretty terrible. Super cringeyworthy. Lots of mistakes…or…opportunities for improvement.
3. Now I have all of these opportunities to improve and suck less. Lessons worth their weight in gold are learned.
4. Now (insert as much time that needs to pass to improve and learn. I like to think in years with this one) I am awesome!
There’s two choices. Choose to not get uncomfortable and never grow, or go through the ick and realize I’m capable of way more than you ever thought.
‘Every time you make a choice, you are turning the central part of you, the part that chooses, into something a little different from what it was before’. – C.S. Lewis.
Until tomorrow – the last day!