This is one of my favorite personal holidays and an invitation to try something new. In the past, I spun fire for the first time on March 4th, I picked up feather fans for the first time on March 4th, and I went to the Museum of Modern Art for the first time on March 4th.
Every year, I dare myself to do something different.
Today, I have my guitar lesson, and for the first time, I’ll be able to play the full song of Jack White’s Love Interruption on guitar. I’m celebrating with something I’ve longed to do forever, but only recently had the guts to pick up.
Let’s push ourselves to dare today and do something new with 4 Daring Questions:
♥ What would you do if you knew you would not fail?
Fear of Failure has killed more dreams than anything.
For so many years, I held back doing things that I was curious about because I was afraid of publicly failing, or being seen as not knowing what I was doing. I had to swallow my pride as I learned fire poi, hitting myself in the face over and over. Even now I’m learning to read music for my guitar lessons, I have to practice over and over again, hitting the wrong chords and trying again. But I know from experience that if I keep going with it, something will finally click.
One of my favorite proverbs that I always think about when I’m learning something new is: “Fall down seven times, stand up eight.” Today’s a great day to try something new.
♥ If you could have three different dream lives, what would your profession be in each one?
What different lives would you lead if you had a chance? Burke was talking tonight about how if he wasn’t directing or doing photography – he would have loved to have been an inventor. Let these ideas stir up your imagination for something new to try for today’s March 4th holiday!
♥ What would you push yourself to do if you knew that you wouldn’t be judged for it?
The judgement thing. Ugh. Another killer of creativity before it even gets off the ground. I saw burlesque and fell in love with the art form. It took me 4 years after that to get the courage to do it. Mostly, this was because I was afraid of what other people would think of me. That held me from pushing forward with my big dream for a long time. Too long! Years ago on March 4th, I performed my very first burlesque feather fan dance, and I’ve never regretted pushing myself to do something my heart really desired. Yes, people have said some nasty things to me about the choices I’ve made, but nothing they’ve said has been more important than the dreams I’ve pursued despite them.
This is another great question to ask yourself as you’re brainstorming about something to do that you’ve never done before. I’ve always lost myself in writing and would grab my journals and jot down story ideas or things that happened whenever I got the chance. Two years ago on March 4th – I tried out 750words.com for the first time. I committed to writing 750 words a day for over 100 days. I never shared any of what i wrote, but that commitment got me all trained up for writing the Danger Diary regularly.
Let’s March 4th together!
What brand new adventure awaits you today?
Share in the comments and Live Wild with me.