What would you do if you knew you could not fail? There’s that F word again. I have had more views and responses to my last post than all of my other posts combined. I’m assuming it’s because I showed vulnerability and posted my rap, which was decidedly out of my comfort zone; and THAT hit a central nerve with all of you.
So my question to you is:
What’s something that you’ve yearned to do that you simply can’t muster the courage to attempt?
Once you’ve thought about that, I’m extending the invitation to just do it! Start by taking the following simple steps:
Start by isolating one thing you’d love to pursue or do except you are utterly terrified and petrified (e.g., you turn to stone/freeze in your tracks when you think about it). Then…
1. Write a short paragraph, poem, rap, song or declaration about what you’ve decided to attempt.
2. Do as I did, set up your phone atop a stack of books, sit across from it and hit “record.”
3. Don’t scrutinize or edit, simply trust and post it (please share in the comments).
OH WHAT FUN WE WILL HAVE! Trust me, it’s quite exhilarating when you put your raw, vulnerable self “out there” for all the world to see. For the first few hours after I posted my rap I was regretting the decision until I considered that maybe .0000000001% of the world’s population will actually see my rap and less than that number even care about it. And most importantly, I really didn’t care what people thought.
I felt electrifyingly raw and exposed in a way I hadn’t felt in years; and the great part is that it didn’t matter what anyone thought or said. I was being true to my own personal, quirky and geeky self. As Barbra Streisand sang in Funny Girl:
“Don’t tell me not to fly, I simply got to
If someone takes a spill, it’s me and not you
Who told you you’re allowed to rain on my parade…”
Take the chance. I promise you’ll feel exhilarated and I will LOVE having empathetic friends join me in my leap of faith. It will be the start of our very own Miss V Geek Squad!