My friend Katherine is a “Do-It-Yourself” project queen. She tackles these amazing projects that most people would avoid and hire out. And, she isn’t scared to ask for help. She has done things like:
- Pulling out the built-in microwave above her stove to install a new one
- Completely disassemble the clothes dryer and repair it
- Installing new lighting fixtures in her kitchen
Most recently, she completely demolished a spare bedroom and turned it into a prayer room. She decided that she needed to move a non-loadbearing wall. She was telling me about the project after she tore down the sheetrock…
There was a power wire that ran through the old wall and needed to be moved to the new wall. I didn’t know how to do that, so I got stuck and stopped working on the room for almost a full year. One day, my mom walked in with a pair of scissors and said “let’s do this!”
I realized that I had been paralyzed by my fear of that wire. After we cut it (although not with scissors!) and re-routed the wire…I realized that it wasn’t that big of a deal. I let fear get in my way.
What a great lesson! How often does fear get in your way and stop your progress on a project?
Thanks for listening.