Everything is impossible until you try it

We are all scared of what we don’t know or understand.

In fact, it’s a common belief!

Look at when sushi first debuted.

I was the first one in my school to even talk about it, much less bring it in my lunch.

I got teased mercilessly for it (no, I wasn’t very popular at all), because it was:

  • fish
  • wrapped in seaweed
  • possibly raw, although my mom never let me bring raw sushi to school

I remember it was so bad, I came back and didn’t want to go back to school ever again because everyone was telling me how gross it was and that I was disgusting for eating it.

Now, look at us!

Sushi has made it into mainstream, and people are flocking to restaurants to eat sushi albeit, for beginners it is mostly the cooked stuff, but they’re still trying it.

All I know is that we are all scared of what we don’t know, and haven’t experienced, BUT if it is reasonably safe and not harmful to you — why not try it?

Give things a shot

Go a little out of your comfort zone, so that instead of saying: I hate it, without even trying it.. you can actually confirm that you hate it.

BF on the one hand, has confirmed that he hates raw anything. Raw fish, oysters, half cooked eggs.

He is so paranoid about overcooking meats, that it turns out super dry sometimes.

At any rate, he has confirmed the above, because he tried the items and then said: Not for me, thank you.

I on the other hand, have tried pig’s feet and a Coq au vin rooster dish that BF loves, and I can conclusively say that I hate both (but strangely, I love tripe and tendons in Pho).

What I’ve done out of my “zone”

Food is always the best example for me to illustrate a point, but here are some other non-food related things I’ve done:

  • moving to any new city for a new job — granted, it also depends on your personality
  • becoming a minimalist, which just means getting rid of what you don’t want/need/use
  • living in a small space
  • quitting my job and becoming a freelancer
  • using napkins or handkerchiefs instead of tissues
  • ..or even using alternative feminine products (DivaCup, anyone?)

If I had never tried any of the above, and just said: Nah, doesn’t sound like something I want to do.. I wouldn’t be where I am now, doing what I do, or having the knowledge of what is possible and what isn’t.

Everything really is possible until you try it to prove otherwise.

About the Author

Just a girl trying to find a balance between being a Shopaholic and a Saver. I cleared $60,000 in 18 months earning $65,000 gross/year. Now I am self-employed, and you can read more about my story here, or visit my other blog: The Everyday Minimalist.