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Every Accomplishment Begins with the Decision to Try*

December 10, 2010

Winter Scene by Peder Monsted

Too often fear stops us dead in our tracks. Too often we give in to negative thinking that takes our dreams and turns them into a hundred and one reasons why we really don’t want to do the thing we think about doing. I’m the queen of negative thinking and fear, so I know what I’m talking about.

Fear and lack of confidence come from a variety of childhood experiences that carry forward year after year, morphing and compounding so that even with the help of therapy it is easy to remain stuck. As our birthdays pile up and we see our days on this earth coming to an end we either feel the pressure of our dreams yet to be accomplished or give into despair. There really is no more time, or need, for therapy, thinking and trying to get the confidence to proceed.

Fortunately, living our dreams is still within our reach and easier than we think, because all we have to do is make the decision to try. Take the leap of faith. Just do it, one step at a time. There are no mistakes in life. There are only experiences from which we learn and move on. And every accomplishment begins with the decision to try.

* The title of this blog is taken from a quote from Neil Wood’s Optimist Island Daily Quotes on Facebook by an unknown source

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  1. December 11, 2010 8:00 am

    As a Personal Development Coach one of the words I am very aware of is ‘Try.’
    I always use this quote when this three letter word comes into conversation:

    “Try. There is no Try.
    Do or Do Not Do”
    Master Yoda – Jedi Knight

    Try usually means you are sitting on the fence. Doing or not doing certainly takes a weight off your shoulders! 2011 is definitely going to be a year of decisions.

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