I’ve always loved words, talking or writing it didn’t matter. My high school English teachers encouraged my gift for gab every time I gave a speech, but not so much when it came to my writing. So, I never listed creatively putting words together as one of my strengths.
Have you ever given up something you enjoyed because a teacher or parent failed to share your enthusiasm?
Maybe you dreamed of becoming a musician, an artist, a performer, an athlete, a designer, a business owner, a teacher, or ___________; you imagined a future that someone with influence discouraged.
And you wonder:
- What if I’d tried harder?
- What if I’d just gone for it anyway?
- What if I hadn’t given up?
It’s time to turn your what if into why not!
Now, before you read on, it’s important for you to know I’m not recommending you quit your job or leave or family.
I’m suggesting you schedule some time to try again.
1. Identify your “what if” – do a little dreaming today and think about something you used to enjoy that you’d like to try again.
2. List ways you can try again – start a blog, take a class, coach a kid’s team, find a mentor, join a community theater group, etc.
3. Choose something on your list and do it – put it on your calendar. You don’t have to change your life; just do something. Start with a short-term commitment and see how it goes. If you love it – try it again. If not – try something else.
Think left and think right and think low and think high. Oh, the thinks you can think up if only you try! ~Dr. Suess
Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do. ~John Wooden
You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream. ~C. S. Lewis
I’m thankful I decided to try again.
So tell us, what are you going to try again?