This is my mantra for 2017.
Following in from last year and embracing the power of ‘yes’, this year I just want to give it a go.
Nothing specific, but whatever random experiences and activities that spring to mind, I’m just going to try them.
I’m currently on a busy train, drinking overly priced Merlot from a plastic cup, having missed bedtime, but I’m buzzing. Why? Because I gave something a go. Details can’t be shared just yet, but I’ve had a brilliant day trying something out. Not the best of outcomes, but I have it a go.
In fact one of the reasons I’ve done this ‘thing’ today is to encourage my kids to give it a go. While it’s great to plan and be prepared, sometimes time isn’t on your side and you can’t wait for things to be just right, because that perfect time may never come.
You have to seize the opportunity, especially if you can’t lose either way. Children need to see us trying new things and challenging ourselves. Showing them that it’s ok to ‘fail’, trying is the important thing.
You can’t regret trying. The worst kind of regret is when you’ve done nothing at all.
So, join me. Just give something a go. No matter how small, make that step into the unknown. You’ll thank yourself for it!
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Exactly the encouragement I need for today! Thanks for this. And yes, we need to show our kids the importance of taking risks, accepting defeat, and never giving up until we can reach our dreams.
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