If you’re a gadget fan like me, it’s easy to fall into the trap of wanting (or needing) the latest thing. You want it before you complete your project, or start a new one. It’s an easy excuse to do nothing.
You have all the tools you need. It might be restricted, but old tools aren’t useless. You can create wonders with existing tools. Waiting for the next update to start..is a subtle form of procrastination. Don’t fool yourself.
You want return? Then you must embrace risk. Risk of losing, making mistakes, messing up. They don’t have to be catastrophic. But accept and tolerate the idea that you can lose, but carry on creating anyway.
We all have the urge to do something great. Often the urge is to create something so amazing and perfect, that it stops us from trying. Why? Because we are afraid that it will not be ‘perfect’. We are afraid that we will make a fool of ourselves. Obsession over the applause we will receive after we create.. will only do one thing.. prevent you from creating.
We come across these types of people quite often. They’re quite interesting if you step back and observe them. They have a need to argue and give their two cents on everything. They also have the need to say something unconventional or something mildly opposing your view.
Not to worry. The are simply trying to satisfy their basic human needs, they want to be understood, or they want to confirm their belief that they will never be understood. They try to find every opportunity to prove a belief that they hold to themselves.
The best solution is not to argue, but to simply make peace with them. The war they are wanting to rage is within their heads.
**Although not a perfect post. I wanted to post it anyway, if i do look (sound) stupid, it really doesn’t matter ;) **
The fear of looking stupid. We feel that others are smarter, we think we’re making a fool of ourselves. We don’t end up staying anything or even worse contributing where we can. each of us are unique and do bring value to the world. Problem is that we don’t speak up when we can. This also happens when we learn languages. even if we can get things done with it. since we won’t sound like a local.. aka we will sound ‘stupid’. we don’t need to become perfect till we start to contribute. we must start with what we have. fear of stupidity is a barrier we must break it and start contributing to the society we live in.
When I was back in Bangkok I was always hunting for parks around Silom road. I didn’t find any. Now that I’m back in Hong Kong, I realize that there is a gem of a park right at my door step and I didn’t appreciate it enough.