This post is part of the weekly Five Minute Friday (FMF) link-up! It is a free write, which means: no editing, no over-thinking, no worrying about perfect grammar or punctuation. Just write.
FMF Prompt: Try
What is the hardest thing you tried as a kid?
I think the hardest thing I’ve tried was overcoming grief.
(Kid and grief do not logically belong in the same phrase together, but the two are woven into my story.)
A lot of times when life gets uncomfortable, it is easy to give in.
It is easy to just be.
But what if we tried?
We try something new? Try harder? Try different?
Try again…and again…and again.
In life’s imperfection, rarely is something achieved on our first attempt.
Instead, it is effort upon effort, compounded by consistency, that we achieve our greatest victories.
And yet, somehow ‘trying’ seems almost as a ‘pass.’
In honesty, sometimes we have to do more than try.
We must do better. Be better.
Somewhere in between trying and doing, we’ll discover an evolution from “I think I can, I think I can” to “I did it. I did it. I did it.”
What will you try today? A new thought? A new action?