It's five minute Friday....and the topic is RISK...so...here goes!
Risk is a tricky thing. It's scary to try something new....to step outside of your box.
What if you fail.
What if you get made fun of.
What if you can't do what you are trying to do.
Why make the effort.
Staying within the boundaries of the norm is easy....comfortable.
It's also binding, restricting, and limiting.
Taking a risk is chancy....but wonderful things can happen when you climb out of your safety box, open up your wings, and fly. When you jump off the ledge from safety, you SOAR. You stomach drops, you might even think you will puke, but once you realize there's no going back....you can allow yourself to feel the moment...to live and challenge yourself. Chances are opportunities will start coming your way....challenges will become triumphs....and you...you will discover something about yourself. That you CAN do things...even hard things....and that you can and should take a risk. Because maybe, just maybe the risk is the same old same old stuff. Maybe the risk is not reaching, learning, growing, doing. Maybe the risk is when you do the same things over and over....by rote...by memory. You risk letting life pass you by...you risk letting your life stay stagnant.
I'm ready to fly....are you?