Great love and great achievements involve great risk. -Nepalese saying
Risk and fear of failure is something that I personally deal with everyday. But then again everyone deals with it everyday in some way or another. We all get out of bed, we all use cars or some form of transportation that could be dangerous. We all use stairs, what if we slipped and fell? So what…we do these things anyway. Because the risk is nothing compared to the reward. And for most of us the reward is basic life. But then when it comes to things like pursing our dreams, we chicken out! Why is this?
Am I playing it safe? What leaps of faith have I taken recently? Is sitting on the couch and flipping the channels doing anything for me? What is one thing I could do today to move an inch closer to my wildest dreams? Am I scared of failure and/or success? Why is that?
I know that for me, I am scared of success and failure. I don’t want to let people down but I also don’t want people to talk about me, I don’t like being the center of attention (good OR bad.) If you’re living life under the radar are you really living? Are you doing anything to really help anyone? You are definitely not helping yourself! Risk is hard, trust me I know. We’ve all been through it. But when it all is said and done and you’re at the end of your life looking back, you’ll find out that not taking risks was actually much more of a risk! If you don’t pursue your dreams think of all the people you could have impacted but didn’t because you were too scared to take that risk! I believe that is riskier than taking a leap of faith.
Don’t let that be you. Live with love, take those leaps of faith! Risk, grow, dream, learn, LOVE! It is worth it! Everything will work out, I pinky promise! 🙂