I seem to constantly hear the phrase, “it’s just beginners luck”. Whether it be about a new music artist, actress, football player, or even just a simple card game at home. A large amount of people believe that if you have no idea what you’re doing, then you tend to be more lucky. Well if that’s the case, I got the short end of the stick, because I have no clue what I’m doing and I’ve never had any luck.
I’m a beginner at many things right now. In fact, I wouldn’t say that I am advanced in any particular subject. I’ve tried a couple of new things in the past couple of weeks, just because they piqued my interest. However, I really (really) suck at them. I’d like to talk more about what these things are, but I failed so horrendously that I’m not going to go into specifics. Maybe in a few weeks, when I can laugh at myself.
Anywho, what is it about beginners that makes them so lucky? I mean, the phrase has to have some truth to it. Is it because they’re approaching the topic, game, or skill, with fresh eyes? Perhaps this allows them to view the subject more plainly. For example, when I first started fishing, I just used regular plastic worms. There wasn’t any particular color, shape, or length that I was focused on. I just pick up whatever was in the bag, and then tossed it into the pond. The first year that I fished, I caught some really hefty large mouth bass without actually trying. Now, I think about the stain of the water, the shape of the lure, whether fish are feeding topwater, if they’re spawning, what they’re eating, etc. I can tell you right now that I have only caught one big fish in the last year.
Is this because I’m just getting overly involved? Probably. Going back to what I said in my last post, I believe that people in general end up over-thinking everything. It is important to be thoughtful, and rational when you’re deciding what to do with your life. But at a certain point, I think that a lot of people (me!!!) end up passing the point of productivity. I’ll relate this back to fishing again, if you’re spending most of the day changing baits based on what you think the fish are biting, then you’re going to have less of an opportunity to actually catch something.
Why? Because as long as your bait is out of the water, you’re not going to catch anything. So, you can keep switching lures all you want, but at a certain point…it becomes less productive. The same thing goes for life, and figuring out what you want to do. The longer you spend messing around at a job you hate, wasting all of your time and energy on something you don’t like, the less likely you are to find a job you love. It would be better for you to at least dabble in a few of the things that you’re interested in. If you’re out there, doing it, you have more opportunity to take that interest and turn it into a career.
Maybe since I just claimed that I never have beginners luck, I’ll actually receive some. Sort of an anti-jinx situation. Well, that’s all I have to say right now. I really hate Sundays. Mondays aren’t nearly as bad, because by the end of the day, you’ve gotten one day closer to the weekend. By the end of Sunday, you’ve only gotten closer the the beginning of the work week. There’s some logic for you to ponder.
Am I the only one without beginners luck, or do you find yourself lacking it as well?