Give it a shot

Woman jumping from a small cliff at dawn.

As I‘ve previously mentioned, a new year can be a kickstart for developing a “New Me” in case we stick with our new year’s resolutions. Which isn’t always that easy but worth the effort. You only have to work out what you want to change, if so.

 

Fortunately, I have already experienced two considerable moments and it’s only the end of the first week of 2017. J

For a start, I may have worked out a chance how to get yet another job after all, thanks to a simple phone call with HR. Nothing for sure, but at least there is a slight chance now which is more than I could hope for two weeks ago.

 

Additionally, since Friday we are officially members of one the local climbers’ associations and therefore now allowed to climb the walls in their hall.

The most challenging thing, though, was the competition that took place in order to introduce the new routes for the season. I’ve never taken part in any competitions, except one run last year, and I hate it! I honestly do, because I’ve always been afraid of such.

But this time I had to do that – for myself. Although I was the last – quite expectedly – I can say I’ve won more confidence in myself which was the only thing I was hoping for beforehand.

 

All in all, I’ve been very lucky so far, only by trying. Which is the essence of all I am saying.

Changes need action and you have to give it a shot. Nothing is worse than regretting missed opportunities.

 

I’ve found two quotes summarizing the essence of the above in a much more poetic and inspiring way:

 

“Unless you try to do something beyond what you have already mastered, you will never grow.” (Ralph Waldo Emerson)

 

“Our greatest glory is not in never failing, it is in raising up every time we fail.” (Ralph Waldo Emerson)

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