Finally I decided on:
One of my generation's mentors, Yoda, might not like that choice of term. He famously said:
Yoda is correct at least in eternal terms. Someday, I either will have done, or not. Yet, in the present moment, trying is the first step to doing. There is no "do" without "try". So if I want to do things, it's good to try.
And I like Chesterton's take on the topic -- remember?
I don't really like going past my comfort zone, so hopefully that word will remind me, when I have a choice between staying safe and going for something new and uncertain, that it's not an all or nothing choice, that most things have some built-in room for error, and that it's worth making an attempt.
That's how babies take their first step and how most adventures start. Just ask Aidan!
|Aidan taking his first steps about 11 years ago.|