My 6 year-old daughter, Madison, has a fascination with my wife’s Scottish heritage, and in particular, the national dish, haggis.

She has a naturally inquisitive nature and wants to know what it looks like, tastes like and is made out of.

I’ve told her about my experience eating haggis in Edinburgh many years ago.

We’ve watched YouTube clips together of people eating it and laughed at their mixed reactions.

But she won’t know what it’s like until she’s tried it herself.

Most likely, she’ll screw up her face and spit it out.  This is, after all, a 6-year-old girl who can’t even stomach mashed potatoes.

However, she may like it and want more, but I guess we’ll never know until she tries it.

There are a lot of things like haggis in our lives.

I’ve met a lot of people who are fascinated with the thought of public speaking, writing a book, launching their own business or a range of other interesting, yet slightly daunting activities.

They research it, learn about it, ask questions about it and feel like an expert on the subject, except that they never try it.

They never put the fork to their mouth.

What’s your haggis?

What do want to do, but are afraid to try?

And how will you know if you don’t try?

And one final question.  Does anyone know where I can buy some haggis in Melbourne?

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