Permission to Try

Each week Jamie Ridler, one of my favorite bloggesses, leads Wishcasting Wednesday. She invites people to answer a new question each week and support each other’s wishes by leaving a comment that says, “As (insert name) wishes for her/himself, so I wish for her/him also.” It’s a beautiful thing.

Yesterday’s question was, “What do you wish to give yourself permission for?”

I wish to give myself permission to try. Even if it means failing. Even if it means succeeding.

As weird as it may sound, I think I am equally scared of succeeding and failing. If I fail, it will hurt. It will feel like a waste of time. People might think less of me.

If on the other hand I succeed, people might expect more of me. They might expect me to be an expert, then decide I’m not one. What if I can’t live up to their expectations?

So this week, I wish to give myself permission to try. Permission to try whatever it is my soul longs to try on whatever given day it desires to try it on. Whatever the result, it will be okay.

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4 Comments

  1. Sulwyn said,

    Thursday, February 25, 2010 at 11:20 am

    As Sherri wishes for herself, so I wish for her also.

  2. Helen said,

    Thursday, February 25, 2010 at 12:02 pm

    Oh, I hear you. My wish was very similar this week. As Sherri wishes for herself, so I wish for her also.

  3. Rebekah said,

    Thursday, February 25, 2010 at 2:59 pm

    As Sherri wishes for herself, so I wish for her also!

    I can definitely relate, and I’m willing to bet many others can as well. ;)

  4. Thursday, February 25, 2010 at 8:46 pm

    I love this – what a great permission to give oneself!
    As Sherri wishes for herself, so I wish for her also!


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