6 Jan 2007

if you can dream it, you can do it.

One of the greatest things in blogging is that whenever you feel a bit down, or a bit confused, or a bit insecure, it's nearly impossible not to find some clever thinking or some great support coming from your fellow bloggers.
photo by Don Farrall
For example, i am very excited and frightened these days, because i'm embarking on a whole new project, which tackles some of the things i've learnt and applied during the years, and which is very much related to my planning job, but also quite different from it. All this feels extremely engaging, due to the passion and the enthusiasm and the challenge and the willingness to do something meaningful. But i'm also scared to death cause i realise that, after all, it means walking on some very new ground. However, reading this adorable post from Sharon reminded me that it's not that difficult to become an expert at something you know nothing about, as long as your interest in that thing overcomes any other potential obstacles, such as fear and the thought of quitting. Inspired by Steve Pavlina's post, "What are the odds of becoming a black belt?", Sharon quotes the following tips:
  1. Have a committment to mastery.
  2. Stay with it for the long haul.
  3. Don't let it bother you that you suck at first.
  4. Don't be discouraged that most people fail.
  5. Focus on learning rather than winning at first.

And in the end, as Vince Lombardi said, “I firmly believe that any man's finest hour, the greatest fulfillment of all that he holds dear, is the moment when he has worked his heart out in a good cause and lies exhausted on the field of battle - victorious”. I'll post more about my little adventure very soon.


Sharon Sarmiento said...

Yay! This is wonderful Diana. Going into uncharted territory makes you feel excited just to start the day, doesn't it?


diana said...

YES !! i wake up with an enormous amount of energy, and i cannot wait to start doing things ! amazing feeling :)