Today I posted on Facebook:
You guys, the most amazing things happen when you stop being afraid you’re going to fuck up, and just do it already!
And then I got a whole slew of responses and private messages telling me how badly people had needed to hear that today.
On a personal level, this statement could not be more true. I’m not great at math, but I can tell you with utmost certainty that 0% amazing things have happened to me as a result of me not trying. But 100% of the amazing things I’ve gotten to do in my life have come from taking a chance, and at least 50% of those times, I failed miserably in the process at least once.
That’s… a lot of percents, which makes this what? Honors algebra?
My point is, once you get over this whole fear of public failure thing, life gets way easy and a lot more fun.
I want a television show, a fashion line, the freedom to be funny, and the courage to spearhead a movement alongside amazing women. I didn’t and won’t get any of those things without going out and doing them. I didn’t and won’t get any of those things without sucking at some of it along the way.
Today is your day. Start failing. Hard. All over the place. Until one day… you don’t.
Amazing things happen when you start putting things out into the universe.
First: I want to know, right here, what you want to do. What you’ve been afraid to try.
And then: I want you to read everyone else’s comments. Can you help them do their “thing?” Have you been in their shoes and you can offer advice? Did you accidentally end up here after searching the term “fat barefoot chick in bikini?” I get that a lot, here ya go, buddy.
What do you want to do?