I literally laughed out loud when I saw this image, followed by a deep feeling of, “Oh, shit. Well, it's true.”
As we get older, we expect to be perfect, knowledgeable, and experienced the moment we start something. Sometimes we get crippled by the idea of doing something new, learning a skill, or stepping outside of our comfort zone, and we never even try. I know I'm guilty of this a lot of times. But the fact is, whenever I try something, I learn something about myself. I learn whether I have a fondness for it and am willing to keep trying, or that it makes me miserable. It may come to a surprise to me that I am capable of more than I anticipated, or that I'm stronger than I believed. Sometimes I'm just as lousy at it as I expected, but I find a determination deep inside myself to do it. (Running, I'm looking at you!)
So, when you're confronted with something you're excited about, nervous for, or eager to experience…try it. Whether you'll be good or not, whether you know anything or not. Just try it. Even if it blows up in your face or backfires on you, at least you can say, “Well shit. At least I tried.”
Which is more than a lot of people can say.