The lesson I learned…
Stick with what you know. Don’t venture outside of your comfort zone. It’s not practical. It’s not worth it. As much as you may like something, there is a greater chance you won't, and then what?
This lesson applied to a wide range of things…food, activities, jobs, vacations, hobbies, etc.
Once you said “yes” to something, you were on the hook. You had committed—no going back.
I became really good at excuses to avoid trying new things.
Too easy, too hard, too risky.
Too expensive, too cheap, self-indulgent.
A waste of time, a waste of effort, a waste of money.
Irresponsible, not practical, foolish.
I won’t be good at it. It’s not a fit for me. I know I won’t like it.