“Here goes nothing.”
It’s a phrase we often use when we’re not sure how something will turn out. In fact, since it tends to come from a sense of desperation, we use it to admit that there’s a pretty good chance of it not working.
Trying things that might not work is not nothing.
It takes tremendous courage, vulnerability, and faith. Dare I say it’s the most important thing we can ever do.
Doing things that we are sure will work is safe and comfortable. Chasing guarantees is one way to go about our days, but if this is all we ever do, we will have wasted our life. This is not why we were born.
When you try something that might not work, it’s true: it might not. But in the end, many other good things will have come of it. At the very least, you will have learned something and your comfort zone will have inched a little larger.
And that’s definitely not nothing.
Tinker. Experiment. Play. Try things that might not work. And when you cast off into the unknown, say to yourself, “Here goes something!!!”