I was a very timid child. Especially in trying new things.
When I was 14, one friend came home and accidentally taught me how to “balance” the bicycle.
I was extremely excited that I could, for the first time in my life, ride a bicycle.
I had thought it was impossible until then. He taught me how to hold the grip, how to steer the handle, and how to pedal without de-linking the chain.
And then, he asked me to just do it. I went a healthy 100 yards. And then I fell.
As I look back, it taught me one important lesson.
To do anything new/adventurous in life,
First, you should be excited about it.
Second, you should find out how successful people do it.
Fourth, which he didn’t tell, is that you will fall. Definitely. Somehow.
Yeah, I fell off the bike some 10-15 times. At one point, my ankles were ripped out too. But I had that little “otaku” to get up and try just once more.
And it made all the difference.
Falling down isn’t the problem. Staying there is.
PS: Now, replace bicycling with something that excites you today. Just do it.