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Breaking Out of Your Shell

Jennifer Smith - Thursday, August 30, 2012

Do your hands star to shake when you get nervous? Do you get sweaty palms, start to bite your lip, do you pace or does your heart start racing? To some, these are signs to run – and run quickly. Get out of there and avoid any risk of failure. But, sometimes failure isn't all that bad. Crazy, right? There are times in your life where you have to be willing to throw your shoulders back and hold your head high, even if your hands are shaky or sweaty. Taking risks and trying to accomplish the impossible will provide you with experiences and opportunities that you may not even be able to fathom.

Some of the most prestigious and famous individuals, in any field, have failed over and over again. They have taken risks.  Some of them have worked out and some of them have not. And that is a-okay.

When you look back at your time in junior high or high school, you do not want to regret not trying out for the lead role in the play, not submitting your artwork to the school art show or not trying out for the team that you want to be a part of. No matter what it is that you are dreaming about, find a way to make it happen.

Of course, you need to be smart with your dreams. Will this dream make you a better person if it is accomplished? Will you be able to talk openly with your parents about this chance that you want to take? If the answer to either of these questions is no, it might be time to adjust your dream and find a new and exciting chance to take.

Pablo Picasso once said, “I am always doing that which I cannot do, in order that I may learn how to do it.” Follow Picasso’s example. Get out there and learn how to do it, whatever “it” may be!