I once heard it said that all you need in life is a few seconds of courage and you can change the trajectory of your path.
We’ve lived in our house for about a year and a half, and like most people, so many of the spaces have been left unfinished. They are about 75% finished, but it’s that last little bit that is always the struggle to nail down.
I struggle making the decisions to put holes in the wall.
It feels so permanent.
You won’t find me investing in beautiful, rare artwork because I’m usually just too afraid that I won’t love it and I’ll have nailed the hole through the wall and will have ruined a perfectly good, untouched white wall.
Even though I know in my brain that perfection is not the goal, I can’t help but wait around hoping and praying that the most perfect “piece” will enter my world, and I’ll finally have the courage to nail something on the wall.
But the truth is that progress is really what I’m after, not perfection and that standing in the waiting and ultimately doing nothing is not the kind of life I want to live.
Sounds stupid, but putting artwork up for me feels risky.
A few seconds of courage. That’s all it takes.
Well I experienced a few of these seconds the other day and nailed these two prints to the wall. After a year and a half of staring at a blank space, paralyzed by the fear that I would make the wrong choice, I did it. I nailed them in.
And want to know the result?
I love it!
What was I waiting for?
What in your life are you allowing the fear of simply TRYING to dictate your decisions?
Sure, you might have to nail a hole in the wall. But you can always take it down, patch it up and start over. It won’t be wasted.
And if you still are feeling a little hesitant to make the move, just do like I did and take a small risk. This is a cut up tea towel. Cost me $7.
Best case: you love it. Worst case: you’ve got some holes to patch. But when your worst case puts you back at square one, doesn’t seem all that bad.
Nail the hole. Hang the artwork. Take the risk. You just might love it.
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