“You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take”

“I think this is the most awesome idea since liquid lipstick!”

You think of something awesome, you research on how to start diving into the awesomeness, discover thousands of useful (and not so useful) links on that topic, get lost on the internet for hours (or days), then you get paralyzed with all the information and decides to just binge-watch Netflix instead.

Sound familiar?

This is me, probably once every quarter.

Starting is scary. I have a lot of compassion on people saying that they don’t know where to start, because it is ME. I am in the same boat as you are. I am just a millennial trying not to get too frazzled in this adult world.

Amidst all these thoughts, I know that I want to help people, some of which are probably in the same situation as I am. I am not this special loser who is the only one feeling confused with all the noise of the adult world. I am not an expert in anything, nor that I claim to be, but I view that as an advantage. I hope to breakdown topics on personal finance and anything related to #adulting that maybe a jargon for all of us and hope to make interesting, and hopefully, fun for you readers.

I am scared to start this blog. But it is important to acknowledge where this fear is coming from- fear of failure, being overwhelmed, fear of wasting time, effort and hard-earned cash in a worthless endeavor? Because fear will always be there, and it is especially there when you are pushing yourself outside your established comfort zone in the quest of something amazing in the end.

One of the quotes that really pushed me to start this blog is the one by Wayne Gretzky. Granted, I am not a big hockey fan, ice is incredibly difficult to find when you live in a tropical country, but what he said really hit a nerve.

If you don’t act, if you just became paralyzed with fear, with all the negative thoughts running through your head, you miss out.

If you don’t take a shot, you just miss everything.

Instead of probably making 10, 20, 30, 90 percent of the shot you took. Making 10% of the shot is better than not making any at all. I’ll take that over nothing.

So starting this blog is my first shot. Act, learn and continue to learn. But the most important step is to act.

Hopefully, this inspires you to ACT and do the same in whatever aspect in your life. Live long and prosper millennials.

2 Replies to ““You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take””

  1. Hey Aya,

    I was researching Personal Finance blog post ideas and came across this page: http://directory.rockstarfinance.com/personal-finance-blogs/

    I noticed that you were featured on this list.

    Just wanted to give you a heads up that I’ll be creating something similar. It’s like Wise Bread’s rankings of the top personal finance blogs, but more thorough, and up to date.

    It would really help me out if you were to share some ideas on how you think Wise Bread’s rankings of the top personal finance blogs could be improved. Your feedback would assist me in creating a new and improved version.

    Looking forward to your response, and keep up the great work on Adulting Millennial.


    Editor – Personal Finance Analyst

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