…forces you to do things you know you want to do, but you are scared to try.
I am learning the guitar, it’s hard, I sometimes want to throw it across the room, but I am trying to stick at it. Though, I have been a bit lazy over the last two weeks, I will confess, I haven’t really practised.
There can be a time where a gentle nudge in the right direction isn’t substantial enough, you need to be shoved into a situation and face it head on. I am good at avoiding things – I should do a degree in procrastination I could get a first, but I am putting it off (mwhaha bad joke I know).
But yes, I am very good at talking myself out of doing pretty much everything, whether thats tidying my room or completing a piece of work, the sentiment is the same – oh I’ll do it in a minute, I’ll do it later. You know the drill.
So when my friend Tony pushed me into the deep end, whilst I felt like a kid without arm bands, drowning as I struggled to find my groove. I was however glad that he forced me into a situation where I couldn’t back out. I couldn’t find an excuse.
I had to play the guitar with a group to an audience. That audience was about two hundred children. Two hundred children with their beady eyes on me – so you know, no pressure.
Now whilst I may have hated him for about ten minutes, after that I was glad I did it. I am now going to get back to my routine of practising daily and I will keep up with it because I never know what he’s going to push me into next!
So I guess what I am saying is everyone needs that friend who pushes you to reach your full potential. We all need someone that breaks us out of our comfort zone. Yesterday, that friend was Tony – thanks Tony!