Why “I’ll Try” helps you fail

Ah, January. First full week and the resolutions are being dropped like the bad habits you wish you could. “I’ll try,” you said to yourself last year and of course you really meant it but, perhaps therein lies the problem. Not that you want to change, but that you tried.

“You can’t TRY to do things; you simply MUST do them.”–Ray Bradbury

How true.

Trying comes with a built in excuse, which is why most people attempt a thing, fail and then say “Well, I tried.” before moving on to their next dismal bout with whatever they’ll try and fail at. But, at least they tried, right?

No! Because that wasn’t trying, that was you NOT doing whatever the thing was. You DIDN’T do it. You didn’t try. You failed. And that’s okay.

See, I know the feeling of wanting to do something and never getting around to it. Having excuse after excuse just to avoid even stepping anywhere near the blasted idea and then when I’m harried I rush in LOOKING to fail, all the while knowing I could say “Well, I tried.” Because I was afraid of failing. Or succeeding. Take your pick.

Trying is setting yourself up for failure with a nice little parachute. That’s unkind. To yourself and others. It’s a lie. Failing at something is okay. This is what you need to understand. Figuring out how NOT to do something will lead you to victory. If you persist.

Then you can say cool stuff like:

“I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” – Thomas Edison

So, are you brave enough to stay the course?

 

Read about MY FEARS https://mromeowrites.wordpress.com/how-i-hitchhiked-across-america/

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Author: realmromeo

I tell stories. I always have. I write and I paint and I train. Everyday. I love movies and comic books. I've been an extra in an Oscar Nominated HBO Movie. I hitch-hiked across the country. I laugh, I love and I bleed. Just like you. We share something very special, you and I. Life. Send me an email if you're interested in having me be an extra (starring roles considered) or if you'd like a fridge magnet. I paint them. They're really cool.

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