Just Go For It

@megamatt (14334)
United States
April 11, 2012 9:10am CST
I think that there are many times where we think too much. Not that there is wrong about thinking things through but there are times where we think a little too much and thus perhaps cheat ourselves out of something great. I think that there are times where we just have to throw the gloves down and just go with it. Just see where the unknown takes us. You might be surprised where it takes you. Might be something great, or you could fall on your face. But failure can tend to be illuminating just as much if not more so than success.
4 responses
@maezee (21844)
• United States
12 Apr 12
THANK YOU FOR THIS DISCUSSION! I was just thinking about this as I am considering (tenatively planning) to go back to college. I am afraid though in a way, basically of doing anything outside of my comfort zone. Mainly I am afraid of failure. Or even success. Afraid of the unknown, totally. I hate that we as humans are like this. We tend to doubt ourselves and not have enough faith or courage to do or try new things. That's the part where bravery comes in, I would imagine. .
@megamatt (14334)
• United States
12 Apr 12
Fear of the unknown tends to cause us to pause for a brief moment, not doing a lot of things that are out there. We do have a lot of potential to do a lot of things, but we really need to just step forward and really seize whatever moment that we can. Sometimes it just takes the attempt of going forward and doing things, to get the ball rolling. A person who stands still, won't be walking anywhere any time soon. A person who moves, they can walk into something great or they can walk into a wall. Sometimes having a comfort zone can really be something that can cause us a lot of discomfort in many ways, when we have no space to move. Thanks for responding.
12 Apr 12
You've got a good point. It's always good to work out the pros and cons of a certain course of action, but if you think about it too much, your mind starts to see obstacles everywhere and invent reasons why it's not worth doing (too big a job, you'll never succeed, everyone will laugh at you etc). You end up doing nothing. It's a bad habit that I've suffered from all my life, and I'm trying to train myself out of it. Richard Branson has a good slogan: "Screw it, let's do it!" and he's done OK for himself.
@megamatt (14334)
• United States
12 Apr 12
Indeed, I think that there is a balance that can be made, and really when you think about it, there are times where we can gravitate between two distinct extremes. Thinking too much and really not thinking enough a lot of the time. There are times where we ponder and plan but perhaps we ponder and plan a bit too much, leading to a great deal of trouble. Just rather go for it and see where life is going to bring you. Sometimes it will work out rather well, better than anyone could have ever realized before. And if it doesn't work out, well, we learned something today and there is no shame in that. Just throw your hands down and step forward into the unknown. It might be the greatest thing you ever did. Thanks for responding.
• India
24 Jul 12
This is something that I go through much of the time. I can think of something may be because I have seen it somewhere and think that it’s going to work like it did then. I then find myself over thinking and the results come close to what I wanted then again I thick more to have an outcome I want. I end laughing at myself.
@einerb (97)
• Philippines
12 Apr 12
Perhaps, maybe whatever our plans and wherever it may leads us hopefully it will be in accordance with the will of God. And for that we can be assured that it will be not only for our good but for others to. We have to learn also to appreciate what we already have and be satisfied.