Figureoutable

I’m a throw my hands up kind of gal. Especially, mostly, when it comes to all things technological. Even down to switching the Roku to apple tv. HDMI 1, 2, 3, oh my! OH! And directions. Goodness gracious, my destination could be at the end of a straight road, and I will still manage getting lost.

But the other day I was trying to troubleshoot something on my website; a something that was way beyond my brains. Brent was working hard on our church site, and I had already interrupted a couple of times – which he didn’t mind at all! Still, I wanted to see if I could figure it out on my own.

Normally when I get frustrated I cry. Yes, I just confessed that publicly. I’ll get so flustered that that is how my body processes – tears. And then I get upset that I’m crying and everything becomes pathetic, and that’s around the time I throw my hands up. This is why God gave me Brent, people.

But this time, no tears. No anxiety. No frustration. Just a will to figure it out. And I did!!! The success felt like super-hero status, y’all!

Brent and the kids are naturals with all things technological. I am not. So I have always depended on them. But when I conquered this feat, I realized that while I may not be a pro – I can figure it out if I choose to.

I guess what I’m saying is we don’t give ourselves enough credit. We shrink back, belittle our worth and talents and shrivel away.

So, I want to challenge you to pick something you believe you can’t do, or can’t do well and try to figure it out. At least give it a valiant effort. You will enjoy the satisfaction of knowing you tried. But my guess is, you’ll conquer it and feel that super-hero status, too!

Let me know what it is and how it goes!!

 

2 thoughts on “Figureoutable

  • I love this.
    Thank you!

    “Everything is figureoutable.” 🙂 My saying over this past year, “everything is fixable.” I stepped into a new position and was scared of making huge mistakes (it’s with regard to finances, so huge mistakes are very real and possible), and when talking to our bookkeeper, she looked at me and said “Randi… if you make a mistake, we’ll figure it out and fix it. Anything can be fixed.”

    Breathe.
    We need more people to say “everything is figureoutable.” 🙂 Thanks Tam!

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