And on and on and on the excuses go.
Let's take a look at a Old Hollywood star, Jeanette MacDonald, who took a risk and succeeded. Perhaps this will inspire you to try something new?
What went down:
Jeanette MacDonald was a bright shining light in Old Hollywood: a former Broadway actress and singer who became a film star, and recording artist to boot.
She starred in 29 feature films -- four of which were nominated for Best Picture Oscars -- earned three gold records...and decided that that's all great, thank you, but I'd like to reinvent myself.
Jeanette spoke with Lotte Lehmann, one of the top Opera stars of the 20th century, and said: Teach me.
He was suspicious. Why would a film star who is wildly successful partly because of her singing skills -- she starred in many musicals -- risk failing using the very same skills that made her a star?
Jeanette didn't blink an eyelash and set herself at the task of learning the new skill. Eventually Lehmann was eventually impressed. He said, "I had the surprise of my life. There couldn't have been a more diligent, a more serious, a more pliable person than Jeanette."
And she took it a step further and performed Opera in front of an audience.
There is nothing the media likes better than to rip apart a star -- they help you rise and then usher in your fall with glee.
MacDonald again didn't blink an eyelash. And starred in Operas in Montreal, Chicago, and Philadelphia.
To critical acclaim.