I over-thought an adventure and missed out on it. (sad face…)
Bummer for me.
BIG LESSON LEARNED. Shall I take you there?
In September, when I was in Pagosa Springs, a friend had me listen to some music by Maggie Rogers. After I returned home, I listened to everything she had to offer on youtube.com. I was in heaven. And I was determined to go and listen to her play.
LUCKY FOR ME! She was playing in Denver – a mere hour from where I live. And, I checked out the Ogden Theater, looked at the seats for the TWO nights she was playing and then over-thinked it. Yes, you think perhaps it’s not a word? You would be wrong. I over-thinked how to get to the venue, what kind of venue it was ( a total stand-up sort of place?, seats? Theater seating?} And in the over-thinking process, I froze. I checked out the location, viewed it on google maps, looked at the neighborhood and didn’t take action. (Sighs of regret as I type…)
For God’s sake — Maggie was playing in Colorado. I live in Colorado. Yet, by the time I was moved to act, she had performed on Saturday Night Live, Seth Myers, Stephen Colbert and all the other places late night shows and people fell in love with her. Oh yeah, then she starred on Ellen!!! SHAME ON ME. (… more sighs of regret.)
What is wrong with me? I found her first! I could have acted in October. But I didn’t. I know this is something that we all do to some degree. Procrastinate for some strange reason and then regret our inaction. Darn it all.
It makes me sad I missed out on buying a ticket and going to hear her lovely voice.
Darn it all! I really want to swear but this might be PG13 blog and I want to be respectful. DARN IT ALL!
And so, the lesson is to JUST LEAP. Go. If I have to go alone… JUST GO!
We all miss out on stuff – authors, speakers, wine tastings, vacations, reunions, concerts (ugh!), great fares to Kauai, restaurant openings, river rafting, sunrise hikes…
I can say it’s because I don’t want to do it alone – but – sometimes its just the act of hitting the SUBMIT button.
So, how about this – in March, I will hit the SUBMIT button at least once every week. That’s 4 hits. Four SUBMITS.
And I will let you know how it goes.
And if you do the same, please let me know how it unfolds for you.
Remember, when we are in the last hours leading to our death, we want to be smiling… Which means we have to be bold RIGHT NOW. Let’s just do it.
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