Y is for...
"Y Not, What's the Worst That Could Happen?" has been my unofficial motto for years now.
While shopping for a new headboard and side tables, you note that the quality of the furniture is horrible, and it looks fairly simple to make. Make your own bedroom furniture?
Y not? What's the worst that could happen? Some money wasted, some time spent - but it might just work out. And it did.
Travelling by yourself to a foreign country?
Y not? What's the worst that could happen? Okay, the worst here is pretty bad, but most people travel with no issues what so ever. And maybe travelling by yourself opens up the opportunity for locals to notice and approach you, and tell you they lived in Canada for a while, and if you need directions to get on the right train to Bern, just ask! Or to tell you all about their life in St. Andrews while walking the golf course with you, or about how the village all comes out to curl on the rare occasion that the loch freezes over - after noting their surprise that you not only do you know what curling is, but that you have actually curled! Maybe travelling by yourself provides you with the knowledge that you can survive things like... travelling by yourself :)
Driving half way across the continent with a dog?
Y not? What's the worst that could happen? Sure, there could be break-downs and sick dogs, but maybe having the dog with you makes you actually stop more often, and find local areas to walk around, letting you see more of the area you are driving through, instead of driving from rest stop to rest stop.
Buying a house, knowing it needs a complete gut, and you will be doing a lot of the work yourself in your "free" time?
Y not? What's the worst that could happen? Well, I'll get back to you on that one!!
* yes, it's a cheat, but hey - I did a real word for X!