When you are young and dumb, you try a lot of different things. It doesn’t matter if you fail – because you are looking for fun. And slowly you try a lot, fall at lot and fail at lot.
Your success isn’t the new destination – rather the journey. From the pain to bruises and the smiles – you embrace it all. Also you are brave because you don’t know death. You don’t think twice before attempting to jump from the bed to the ground.
That’s why you need someone to always look after you. But it is fun – because you are boundary less. And there is no awkward moment where you think – what others would say or think. There is no or minimal concept of embarrassment.
I think the kids are the best risk-takers in the world. They have the huge appetite for failure and take rejections with a contagious smile.
But all of this is thrown out of window – when you grow up. Because now you have to make decisions for which only you will be responsible.
The moment you enter adulthood – you try to restrain yourself. From trying different things, new things and find your comfort zone. Soon you realize the pain in rejection and failure, embarrassment guides you to take poor decision.
And you love to be in the safest nest possible. But deep down you know all of this is an illusion.
Slowly as you experience things, you know that by taking the safe path – you are taking the worst path. Because unless you are challenged, uncomfortable – growth is hard to get.
There is no magic, fairy or heavenly angels to help you. Everything you do has to be on your own and there is always a difficult path which will lead you to newer heights. Most of the times, you need to take the decision which is difficult with higher change of rejection. Because you won’t know unless you try and second – you are more than your rejections – you are human with a heart and character.
It started with the process – they said the due diligence for swimming for tough. Then they said the costumes are costly – and the cheap ones are far from here.
After all of these, they decided it was difficult to take out time everyday. And on and on – the excuses from few of my friends didn’t stop.
Each day they would announce the benefits of swimming and then resort to the same schedule. It took them months to fill the form, more months to buy the costume. And now they have joined their first class.
Meanwhile, I learnt the swimming – they are just beginning now. Time is of essence. If you procrastinate then there will be delay and this attitude will reflect in other things too.
An another colleague of mine started last month and has progressed well. Because she decided she will do swimming now and stuck to a 3 days a week plan. And it is working great. It feels good to procrastinate forever, be lazy and do nothing.
But it feels GREAT to do something. Even if it fails. You are awesome and you can do it – I believe in you. Go rock the swimming.