Missed it by a day, but here's this week's Bumper Sticker of The Week: Dare to Try
This one will ruffle the feathers of all you perfectionists out there, but it's an important one for us all to practice.
Here's a related one that goes with it: Always think of yourself as a student.
If we conceptualize ourselves as students (of life, or of whatever we're up to at the moment) instead of thinking we are somehow supposed to be "experts" we'll have a lot more wiggle room and flexibility to experiment with TRYING.
Trying is so cool. It's so fun. And, if we allow ourselves permission to not have to know everything or be perfect, trying can be SO freeing.
So, as an experiment, pick something really, really, really small. Really small. Something you'd think of as silly in how small it is, in fact (I only mean "small" in relation to, say, spontaneously booking a trip to the moon, or, suddenly signing up to be spend 6 months underground. I don't mean "small" in terms of lesser in significance or meaning or how hard it can be to try anything new). And... try it. Just once. And see what happens.
Maybe you'll take a different street home. Or buy a new pair of socks or shoelaces. Or read a different style of book than what you typically choose...
Remind yourself, if you try this once, it does not obligate you to try it again tomorrow. The experiment is to try it once... Oh, one other thing- the beginning is the hardest part :)
The Bumper Sticker says Dare for a reason. It can be hard to Try. So, we have to challenge ourselves, dare ourselves, to take on Trying.