Side note: I haven’t forgotten about the Note to Self series. It just needs a little more attention than I’ve had to dedicate to the topic over the course of Memorial Day weekend. Bear with me, okay?
I want to throw a quick thought out for your consideration.
What is one thing you’re afraid of trying?
Others have told you to give it a go. The passion to work hard on this activity, project, etc. is there. You just can’t do it. Or even worse: You won’t try it.
Let me give you an example.
This past weekend I was fishing with friends. My first fish was caught on their pier, which I soon found out involved a tradition.
They wanted me to kiss the fish…
My answer was a hearty no. I don’t kiss frogs or fish or any other animal.
My friends begged me and I continued to refuse. The moment passed and we all moved on.
Later that afternoon, I felt really bad for not playing along.
What harm could come from kissing a fish?
I missed an opportunity to joke around with my friends and share a fun moment.
Sure, that situation is not a big deal, but how many chances zoom by because I won’t be brave in the little things?
Being the resident stick in the mud is the best way to miss out on life.
A small act can lead to big things. And in my case? Maybe a bigger fish. Who knows?