The thing that makes me scary is that I’m willing to try anything…
Nothing is more creative…nor destructive…than a brilliant mind with a purpose.
OK, maybe not anything but things within reason. I’ve danced on bars in my wild youth. I’ve driven over 100mph. I’ve installed hardwood floors, removed and built walls in my home. I’ve painted rooms red. I made cake pops. I’ve lived in many states in this fine country. This year I taught myself how to make jelly and I started a blog. Those were some of my successes.
My brilliant mind has also tried to play piano, sprained an ankle during basketball (I have no right to be on court), messed up my own relationships, and failed at several different business ideas. I’ve been inappropriate (see reference to dancing on bars). I push for answers. I’m tenacious. I’ve been destructive.
The thing that makes all of this worthwhile is the willingness to try, to step outside of that safety net called a comfort zone.
A behavioral state within which a person operates in an anxiety-neutral condition, using a limited set of behaviors to deliver a steady level of performance, usually without a sense of risk
This is where my brilliant mind gets rebellious.
*anxiety-neutral condition — Let’s face it. Nothing we do in life will ever be anxiety free.
*limited set of behaviors — Why limit ourselves? Isn’t life more fun when you go outside your limits?
*steady level — No highs, no lows = No excitement
*without a sense of risk — No risk = no reward = no growth
To try and fail is to take risks. I’m not talking about stupidity. Jumping the Grand Canyon on a motorcycle borders on flaming insanity in my world…because I don’t have a motorcycle, a motorcycle license, and I like my body not broken.
Sometimes risks will be good, sometimes they will be bad. How will we ever know if we never take them?
And this is why my blog’s description is “Doing it over & over & over again until I get it right…” Marriage is a risk. Yet my life is richer for taking the risk again and again (and again if I find a Husband #3 for my collection). I will always believe in the positive effects of a loving relationship.