As I was writing this post, I had to change the verbiage “try” to “take action.” Initially, I wrote “deciding to try” but realized that it wasn’t a strong enough conviction. If you say, “I’ll try” you are kind of letting yourself off the hook. If you say “I will” or “I am doing,” your brain connects more with the commitment of the action. Of course, deciding to take action isn’t as easy as it sounds. There are a number of factors that influence your decision- those dreaded fears and “What-Ifs.” The biggest “What-If” is “What If I fail?” or “What if I’m no good?” My definition of failure is that if you ONLY fail if you don’t get started.