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 to finally be the age of all those that 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 continues to amaze 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, but 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. I wonder what would happen if you dared to “have a go” at those dreams that you have safely tucked away?
Over the years, I have learnt to encourage myself, and when I find myself feeling overwhelmed, I tell myself just “have a go”. At times easier said than done, but it has genuinely helped me get to this point in my life. When we have a “have a go” mindset, it takes the pressure off us and the fear of failing to allow 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 if perfectly ok no matter the outcome?
If I had the chance to have a conversation with my younger self, I think what I would say is “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