All my hopes and dreams of becoming a DIYer came crashing down (literally) in my teens.
I attached a punchbag to my bedroom wall. With the first swing, it came crashing down off the wall taking half the plasterboard with it.
For a second, I wondered if it were my hulk-like strength. But no. It was, in fact, the holes I had drilled. They were way too big for the wallplugs – so big it was surprising the punch bag stayed up at all!
Way into adulthood I avoided DIY like the plague, deciding 'It wasn't for me', and that 'I was useless at it'. That was until a leaky tap and the lack of plumbers forced me into action. A quick YouTube search, and half an hour later it was fixed.
Since then, I went onto fit entire kitchens and bathrooms as part of DIY projects. Years later, they are very much still standing and in good order!
What old beliefs about yourself are you still sticking to?
What old habits and behaviours are stopping you from having a go?
What internal story are you telling yourself that is holding you back?
The past doesn't have to own you or define who you are.
Give yourself a chance to prove yourself wrong.