When we have a “have a go” mindset, it takes the pressure off us and the fear of failing, allowing us to better focus on the task at hand.
Life doesn’t always go as planned! As a child, I had many dreams of how and what I wanted my life to be like when I “grow up” and finally be the age of all those I looked up to. Fast forward, and life is not what I had envisioned or expected it to be. Instead, it has been a cocktail of broken dreams and dreams so wild that I didn’t even think existed.
It amazes me how strong we are and how great our potential is! While we have moments when we can feel crushed by the weight of the world and also feel that we can conquer it, what if the significance lies in what happens in between both experiences. What happens when we are hesitant to “have a go” because we’ve tried, and it didn’t turn out as we might have hoped. What would happen if you dared to “have a go” at those dreams you have safely tucked away?
Over the years, I have learned to encourage myself, and when I find myself feeling overwhelmed, I tell myself, “have a go”. At times easier said than done, but it has genuinely helped me. When we have a “have a go” mindset, it takes the pressure off us and the fear of failing, allowing us to better focus on the task at hand. I wonder if having a go will enable you to do your best and if that is perfectly ok no matter the outcome?
If I had the chance to have a conversation with my younger self, I would say, “simply have a go, and it’s better to have tried than to wonder what if.” One of my all-time favourite quotes by Zig Ziglar is, “Success is not a destination; it’s a journey.” So rather than the measure of success merely being the final result, I ask you what would success look like if you focused on the person, you become in the process, and the rest was a bonus? Until next time. C
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