I saw a sign the other day that said:
“Be brave enough to suck at something new.”
After reading this quote something sparked inside me. “Am I putting myself out there and trying new things? Is my pride and fear of failure stopping me from sucking at something new?" Sometimes I think so. Too often I think I have to be great or the best at everything I do, and don’t even TRY new things. I now realize that mindset is the very thing setting me up for failure (irony at its best).
It takes a confident person to be able to do something new knowing they may “suck” at it. Knowing that others may laugh, mock, and criticize. Though, the upside of trying something new far outweighs the negative— being GREAT at it and even excelling!
Through this Covid-19 quarantine shutdown we’ve all been presented a unique opportunity that can go one of two ways. One, we can shut down, become sluggish, binge watch the news and Netflix all day, and come out of 2020 the exact same person as we came into it. Option two is to slow down, recalibrate, learn new skills, use our time productively, put ourselves out there, and “suck at something new”.
Today, have insane courage and lion-like bravery to “suck at something new!” 😁