Wednesday, 15 August 2018

New Philosophy - Try Everything and Just Go For it

In the past I think it fair to say I have been on the whole, a tad cautious. I've had my moments don't get me wrong, where I've thought to hell with it lets just do it, but overall I am a bit of a thinker.

Pro's and cons run around my head whilst I deliberate, and in the meantime opportunities pass on by. Well no more - from this point in my life, I am going to stop over thinking and just "do". Give it a try, get on with it, and not be so thoughtful.

There is nothing wrong with thinking through big decisions of course - you wouldn't just rush into marriage, or house buying, or jump on a plane with no idea where you are going and no belongings - well you can if you want to, but some thought is always a good thing sometimes.

But other times, just small decisions such as what film to watch, or what to have for tea - these things don't require much thinking and that's fine. What holds me back, is not being brave or daring. For example, I have got myself a new job. I am excited, of course, but already, and it doesn't even start until September, I am thinking.

Thinking what if this, what if that, what if I can't do it, what if they don't like me, what if I don't like them! My answer today is "so what". If it isn't for me, it isn't for me - worrying about it won't change anything other than getting me stressed out.

Even packing for holidays sometimes gets my blood pressure up. I write a list, pack everything on it, then panic thinking I've forgotten to pack things. I end up checking the list again, to make sure, then wondering if I've missed anything off the list itself - I need to chill, have a glass of wine, relax. 

This is why I have decided to just give up on stressing, give things a try. What's the worst thing that can happen? Lets consider packing - so I forget something - so what? There are shops at the airport, shops when we get there - nothing I cannot live without for a week anyway. 

The new job - worse thing that could happen? Ok - I might be rubbish - worse thing that could happen - I leave / am told its not working out - I do something else. End of the world? No. Not a great outcome, quite unlikely too actually, as I am actually pretty hard working and most of the time not so shabby, but life would go on. 

The opposite might just happen which is worth considering. I might be brilliant, I might love it, it might be the start of something great. I might not forget to pack something, have a great holiday and feel tranquil and relaxed. All that stress might have been for nothing, so I need to stress when I need to from now on and not before anything even happens!! 

I am going to try. try everything (once anyway) and just go for it. 

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