What is it that makes us hold back from doing the things we most want to do? From taking the plunge into the ocean blue?
It might be as simple as this guy's reluctance to de-brief on the nude beach, to leaving or initiating a relationship, to starting up a business... What are the things that stop us from taking these big steps? We are constantly fearing failure, fearing the unknown, the possibilities that might not work because something went wrong - or the embarassment that might result if it doesn't go quite to plan. A lot of people I know lack the confidence to make the first step - but in reality they have more than enough reason to be confident in themselves and in their plans and ideas.
Sometimes reality can be harsh and one or two set backs will undoubtedly make one more prone to longer contemplation in future. But I think I'd rather see people who tried and failed (or quite likely succeeded) than those who didn't try at all. Sometimes you need to go out on a limb and see what happens. Sometimes when it all seems too daunting, and the setbacks seem harder to take than the benefits of persevering, we need to 'phone a friend' or use that 'lifeline', but too often we are scared to do even that.
The guy in the shorts did eventually take the plunge.
Perhaps we should all do one thing each day that scares us...
It will at least make for some great stories.