ISN’T IT SILLY HOW WORRIED we get about what other people think?
I had a turn on an electric skateboard just the other day. I was pretty terrible at it, but it was fun! I tried desperately to get a couple of friends to have a go too, but they politely declined – both of them explaining that they’re “not very good at things like that”.
I wonder how many ‘things like that’ they had actually tried before?
It reminded me of my favourite Dr Seuss book: ‘If you never did, you should! These things are fun and fun is good.’
I think about all the times that I was too shy or too embarrassed to give something a go … all the ideas I’ve had that I haven’t shared because people might make fun of me … even the jokes that have stayed inside my head for fear of people NOT laughing.
Think of it: if you and others are like me, then there must’ve been countless great ideas lost throughout history!
There’s such a thin, thin line between coming across as incredibly brilliant and creative … and coming across like the biggest fool ever! But if you don’t take a few risks every now and then, the incredibly brilliant and creative ‘you’ will never be seen …
So next time I’m asked to contribute to something, or sub-in on that hip-hop crew, or try snowboarding … I’m gonna give it a go!
(I think I’m about to make a fool of myself.)