“Satisfaction lies in the effort, not in the attainment. Full effort is full victory.”
Mohandas K Gandhi

I don’t know if you are like me or not. When an idea pops into my head, I think ahead several steps to see: A.) is it something I can do, B.) what is the cost, and C.) is it worth it? This scenario applies to EVERYTHING. It could be a trip, ice cream or redecorating a room.

Some things are more costly in terms of your money, consume more of your time, or affect your relationships with others. Only you can dispense these gifts. It is how you prioritize these gifts that ultimately states the value.

But first I must deal with step A. My hope is that I am not holding myself back by not even getting past the first step of “is it something I can do?” At least I want to give myself the opportunity to try. How can I know if skydiving is my jam if I don’t try? Easy, the cost is too great (life and all that). But how can I know if my heart is best expressed in watercolors (ok, or clay or quilting or cooking or writing) if I never give it that voice? The cost is only a little time and effort. The satisfaction is in the journey.

No more self limiting! What is one creative thing you have always wondered about and never tried? And, really, why not?

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