Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.
I don't like making mistakes. I spent a good chunk of my life not trying new things out of a fear of looking dumb in front of other people. But the year I turned 50, I realized that I likely have more years behind me than I have ahead, so I'm sort of running out of time to do the things I've always dreamed of.
That forced me to to make a choice:
- Give up those dreams OR
- Learn to be okay with making mistakes in front of other people.
I'm too young to give up on the dreams, so I'm working hard to allow myself to jump in and try things I don't know how to do. It's not about waiting until you're not scared; it's about being scared and doing it anyway.
What are you afraid to try? What would help you get past that fear just enough to go for it?