“C’mon! Give it a shot.”
The fear of not knowing how something will turn out is enough to make anyone say, “Forget it.” Rather than dealing with problems head on, sometimes it’s easier to ignore them and hope they’ll go away. When we’re tired of trying, it’s tempting to think that, since nothing has worked in the past, we’re powerless.
Does any of this ring a bell? If so, it’s probably because you put way too much pressure on yourself to have things always work out well. With a mindset like this you’re missing out on opportunities, relief and good fortune, simply because you didn’t try.
There are no guarantees in any of our lives. Things may or may not work out. Just because they “may not” work out, it’s not an excuse not to try.
Next time you find yourself saying, “Forget it,” or “No thanks,” give it a shot and say “Why not?” instead. Jump in with both feet and see what happens!
©Jane Powell – Meditations for Women
Today’s Affirmation: I am comfortably taking risks.