I have a(nother) confession to make: I really suck at drawing or painting of any kind (except maybe house or wall-painting, I got that shizzle down!). I have had 12-year-olds laugh at my simplistic attempt at drawing a koala. And just to put it into perspective: they were Japanese 12-year-olds who had never seen a koala for real. Yep. I am firmly in the 'stick figure' category in terms of talent for realism.
But I LOVE drawing and painting! It's fun, it's messy and thanks to the Jackson Pollocks of the world, there are pretty much no rules whatsoever.
I also am pretty sure I suck at mountain-biking. But gee it's fun. And thankfully I have friends who don't judge me on what a wimp I am or if I end up walking my bike 60% or more of the way.
I also had a friend whose dance moves were of the Peter Garrett school in terms of coordination (for those born after '82 - here's a link to check out what I am talking about), but I loved working the dance floor with them, not because they made me look good by comparison (that's arguable anyway!) but because they had fun and no judgement of it. They embraced it and invited the world to embrace it too.
Which brings me to the point (I think). Have you noticed when you do things for the fun of it and not the judgement, reward or for any other reason, life gets happier? And then this other weird thing happens too... the stuff you 'suck' at can become a source of greatness.
Think about it - how many people do you know (especially in social media) who joyfully embrace not being good at something the way it's "supposed" to be done and end up spurring creativity, joy, fun and letting go of having to "get it right" in other people's worlds as a result?
So the next time you think of stopping yourself from doing something fun because you "suck" at it... just remember: Trump did it, and nothing you do is gonna come close to that trainwreck!
With each blog, I aim to invite your creativity, brilliance and difference to come forward and shine.