Today’s Daily Prompt is: If you could spend the next year as someone radically different from the current “you” — a member of a different species, someone from a different gender or generation, etc. — who would you choose to be?

I haven’t written on a Daily Prompt for a while, but this one caught my eye as I reflect on what I want 2015 to be about.

I have been pondering the end-of-year/beginning-of-year reflection questions by an author/speaker/blogger I love to read. His name is Dr. Tim Elmore, and he targets his energies on growing young leaders (i.e. like teenagers). I find much of his wisdom helpful even though I’m a little past my teens. (Wink. Wink.)

Dr. Elmore recently posted two posts that I recommend. They involved questions he reflects upon at the end of each year (see them here) and those which he reflects upon as he plans for his new year (those are here). I love that he is so organized and intentional about looking back and looking forward. So, as I sat and reflected upon these questions for myself, I’ve come to a conclusion which is my answer to the Daily Prompt…

I don’t want to be a member of a different species or gender or generation or anything of the sort because I don’t want to suggest that God made a mistake when He created me as I am. However, I do know that I can fall into the trappings of perfectionism and that can be limiting. Therefore, I just want to step out of my shell and embrace any challenge in any area of my life without fear of failure. I’m not talking about new challenges in areas I know I can succeed in with hard work – like my work or athletic stuff. I’m talking about new areas in which I haven’t necessarily proven myself.

By year end, I plan to have a healthy list of I-hadn’t-that-before-until-this-year. Some I’ll succeed in, and some I may not. No worries. I plan on learning from them all. Either way…. Bring. It. On.

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