My message to the world comes down to one word: try.
In my lifetime, I have seen too many people afraid to try; too scared to try new things, to try new places, to try meeting new people. Watching them place needless limitations on themselves meant, sadly, watching human potential go wasted. Great ideas, solutions and relationships were never realized or even attempted because they were too reluctant to try. They feared what others may think, they doubted their own abilities or they feared what may or may not happen.
Yet, trying can be liberating, empowering, and even exhilarating.
Trying leads to discoveries – discovering abilities and strengths that you didn’t know you had, discovering your own beliefs and values, and discovering what the big, amazing world is all about.
Trying builds confidence and belief in yourself, even when others may doubt you.
Trying means starting, somewhere, anywhere, and then proceeding one step at a time, no matter how small the step seems.
Trying takes determination and perseverance. When you stumble and possibly even fail, stand up, brush yourself off and try again.
Trying entails taking risks and doing something you haven’t done before. With an appropriate degree of forethought, planning or support in place, take that next step. Was it as risky as you were worried about?
Trying involves solving problems. When one way doesn’t work, try another way and even another. Keep trying until the problem is solved or until it no longer exists.
Trying means stepping out of your comfort zone. What you find out there can be so rewarding, so glorious and so awe-inspiring. You may wonder why you stayed trapped within the confines of your comfort zone for so long.
Go ahead…try…see how far you can go, how much you can accomplish, how much you can become.