I am before my computer – figuring out what I am supposed to be doing. Living in fear. Trying not to fail. But this tactic has me spinning in circles and getting nowhere.
I am a mama. My little one is at gymnastics camp for four hours a day this week. That gives me a little time but, its an odd schedule. What do I do when I have time?
What is expected of me?
What do I want to do? DANCE, TEACH, YOGA, WRITE, SOCIAL GOOD. But how? Do people’s errands (ie. TaskRabbit), blog, post and promote myself, connect with people. There are lots of ways, actually.
Questions crop up in my head like:
Will these things make money? If I am going to do something worthwhile, something important then, that ought not be the focus. I will go by the “if you (passionately) build it they will come. Or, I will learn from what did not work and then build it again.
Will it be supportive of and accepted by my family? I still have a wee one. I have to care for him and consider him in everything I do. The most important think people can do for themselves and for one another is to first take care of themselves then, and only then, take care of others. Why? We are all role models for each other. Our happiness and power inspires people too.
So, what do people do when they struggle with an idea that keeps nagging at them? It goes something like this: I shouldn’t risk it. What if I fail. What will people say?
Scrap that. Because people need you to fail and to try again, and again, and again. That is how we learn. How we excel. Teach people how to do this and you are priceless.
Go fail. Failure brings us closer innovation and a pleasure in knowing we worked our asses off and did something, learned something, taught something to someone who deperately needed to learn how to go and fail in order to get somewhere.
If you don’t fail at LEAST once a day you’re not living up to your potential.
How can you reach out and learn something new, get somewhere closer to where you dearly want to be? How can you fail today?