So, in what areas are you easy about taking risks – and what areas are you risk averse – nay, risk petrified.
I was reading a new blog this afternoon called random vandal.
The title of this particular blog entry was Go on Kiss Her – and I just had to read it. This guy’s blog is about street art and he had found this chalked on a wall. It resonated with him as he has a thing for a woman and can’t quite get up the courage to make the first move – lean across and kiss her.
By the number of replies (at the moment I’m writing there were 101 comments – so heaps more people must have read it) it struck a cord with lots of people. The majority saying ‘go on man, kiss her’.
What makes us afraid to take that first step?
It can be experience – kissing a lot of frogs that stayed frogs. Or, leaning across to someone – and they just aren’t in to you (a little crushing but at least you know where you are…).
But what if you took the leap? And what if they kissed you back ….
And – it’s not just about kissing and connecting. It’s about taking a step or leap into the unknown in so many areas of our lives … in work, in our hearts, in our spiritual journeys …
I’m really good at certain leaps – work, mind and spirit particularly. And there are other leaps that leave my mouth dry and heart racing and my flight mechanism goes into overdrive. We all have different kinds of courage in different life situations… and different fears.
You know there are times when I wish we could go back to the schoolyard stuff. Remember that? We had our friends ask his friends if he liked us … and his friends met our friends and passed on notes etc etc … it makes UN negotiations look tame.
One of the things I liked about the guys blog was how many guys wrote to say how they were afraid to make that first move … because they feared rejection – and – maybe messing up a good friendship. And, when do you know that a friendship has moved to a frisson or will always stay a friendship?
Me? I think I’d rather work out a strategy for global warming and world peace …easy peasy.