The other day I was thinking of popular catch phrases and one really caught my interest: “Don’t start something you can’t finish.” My interpretation of this phrase is that if you think cannot do something don’t bother trying at all. It implies that attempting a task which is new or difficult should be avoided because you could fail. The logic makes perfect sense but I refuse to follow it. By avoiding new challenges and obstacles we rob ourselves of the opportunity to gain experience in that area. Just think about this for a moment, everything we do was new to us at some point or another. People don’t just wake up knowing how to ride a bike or with the ability to type on a computer. We had to learn to do these things, but everyone has to start somewhere. So I challenge everyone to something start something they can’t finish. You just might surprise yourself.