Remember to Be a Risk Taker
Engaging in risky behaviour, by definition, defies logic. We’re taught to avoid risk and conditioned to believe that participating in unreasonable activities is bad.
And yet, nothing worth doing doesn’t involve some sort of risk.
“The trouble is, if you don’t risk anything, you risk even more.” Erica Jong
Risk is an integral part of being an entrepreneur, and it’s an inescapable part of life. If you live your life in fear of taking risks, you’ll never push yourself beyond your limit or challenge yourself to become something greater.
Taking the path of least resistance might be easier, but is that really how you want to spend your days?
You can’t live a meaningful life simply by going through the motions. If this is your plan, I hate to burst your bubble, but you’re going to wake up 40 years from now and realize that you’ve never really pushed yourself outside of your comfort zone. You never discovered what you were actually capable of.
You wasted so much potential.
Now, I’m not saying you should go out and engage in a variety or irresponsible behaviours tonight. These are the sort of risks that will send you backwards. The type of risk that I’m referring to is intended to do the very opposite; propel you forward into a new realm of self-understanding, acceptance, and ability.
Every person has a different perception of what this type of risk involves. And that’s ok. The risks that I think are worth taking might seem completely foolish to you. But don’t let someone else’s opinions prevent you from taking the leap. We push ourselves in our own ways.
Case in point, I ended my summer by jumping out of a plane. An irrational decision to some, but not to me. It’s something I’ve always wanted to do, but just never took the time to actually accomplish. Like so many things in life, I simply pushed it aside and said “someday.”
Why is it that we all insist on living our life tomorrow instead of today?
Don’t wait for someday to come along. Someday doesn’t exist. Today is your day. Don’t waste it.
Be a risk taker.