When we were kids, any time a seemingly absurd idea came up, a challenge was extended. "I dare you" was right up there with "I know you are but what am I?” and “If you love it so much, why don’t you marry it?” Further, once that dare was out in the open, the recipient had no choice but to comply. (Well, unless he “double-dared” them back, of course.) When and why did this bold behavior stop? Now, we just stick to our routine, in our comfort zone. As adults, we don’t challenge each other—or challenge ourselves—enough. My new goal is to change that.
It’s time to try new things! To get healthy, to get fit, to get happy. Is there a food you’ve wanted to cook with but didn’t know how? Maybe a fitness goal you want to achieve but have been afraid to try? Want to pick up a new hobby, or maybe return to an old hobby you used to love but lost time for? Maybe you’re like me, and have been encouraged by others to start a blog for a long time, but were too afraid to do so. You see, I’ve already completed my first dare! Off to a great start.
Whether our goals or desires involve big or little changes, why don’t we just go for it? Most of the time, it’s only our mind holding us back. We blame it on lack of information, time, or responsibility, but the truth is, if we just set a goal and hold ourselves accountable to it, we can do anything. Henry Ford once said, “Whether you believe you can, or whether you believe you can’t, you are right.” True? Yes! The only way to achieve a goal is to set one!
Just to be clear, I’m no doctor, psychologist, chef, or personal trainer. I’m just a girl who likes to learn how to be healthy and share tips and information with those I love. So welcome, my friend! Follow my journey as I seek to improve myself, try new things, and live well. I hope these challenges will inspire you to live a happier, healthier life! Just give it a chance – I dare you!