So, I should start this post by admitting that this Monday morning started with very little motivation. In fact, I have been wishing someone could hand deliver a little motivation my way which I could use towards my personal gloomy Monday. Any volunteers?
I decided to go out and search for some motivation on my own today and stumbled upon this little gem. A quote that says “Great love and great achievements involve great risk.” I was especially moved by this considering the BFF and I have been discussing the idea of taking risks and the fear behind them. Here’s the thing; risks (no matter what they are directed towards) are scary things. In fact, if you look up the definition of risk you will find most definitions are home to negatives phrases likes threat, liability, and chance with an uncertain outcome. I don’t know about you, but that does not sound like a tempting invitation. Personally when I think about taking a risk, my mind is immediately filled with the idea of ‘ what if’ and dwelling on the ‘what if’ is what drives my fear.
Lately I have been craving change in my life and to be honest, I have been dreaming of taking a leap of faith; of taking a life-altering risk. In order to battle my own hesitation with taking a risk I decided to dig up some positive perspectives. During my research I found an excerpt from the book ‘Instant Guts!” by Joan Gale Frank. Joan believes that even though you can come up with a plethora of reasons not to take a risk, there is always going to be one great reason why you should take one. It is until you take the risk that you mind and your heart will continue to hunger and you will never really feel complete. Well damn Joan, you got me there.
Risks are scary and that will never change. They are always going to be uncertain, but you (and only you) can change the feeling that comes with the unexpected. You should take risks and take them as often as you need to. Some risks won’t pay off and might not turn out to be what you hoped for, but without taking risks you will just be a spectator to the game of life. Why sit back and watch life when it’s much more fun to play the game?Pin It