A couple of days ago I posted about my resolutions for 2010. And I mentioned that I never used to make any, because I was afraid I wouldn't keep them.
There are a lot of things in my life that are like that. Things I don't do, or don't try, because I'm afraid things won't work out as I'd like them to. And really, that's just a waste of time.
If I don't try, then for sure I won't succeed. If I do try, and I fail, so what? I'm in the same place. If I succeed, then I'm ahead. I only lose out if I don't try in the first place.
The first day of the new year is a good excuse to stretch ourselves, and try. Try things we otherwise might not.
Because really, what have you got to lose?