Friday, 19 November 2010
Take a Chance on Me
Perfection is something to be aimed for, yeah? But sometimes its pursuit can be a right royal hindrance, completely stalling a practical project or worse still suppressing realisation of dreams. Fear of failure and criticism can inhibit action in a way that is truly disabling. I know because I've experienced this, so what I'm working on taking more and more chances and promoting a greater acceptance of the fact that sometimes, things will not go to plan. True, this has the potential of exposing me to failure, increasing the uncomfortable effects of anxiety and even feelings that come close to humiliation. However, if this approach is adhered to and I learn to accept my bloopers, I reckon that the benefits could substantially outweigh adopting the Shrinking Violet stance of playing safe.