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Monday, November 3, 2014

Take a Risk

The whole idea of risk-taking can be both intriguing and scary.  I suppose it's all how you look at it.  I love to try new things so taking a risk hits that sweet spot of my heart, but the fear of failing while trying that new thing is often the 'scary part' for me.  Over the past few years, the amount of time I live in fear contemplating whether I should try something new has grown smaller and smaller.  I'm learning to take more risks.  If there's something that I've dreamed of doing for years, I should just go for it.  I certainly don't want to be a person who doesn't try something new, or travel to a distant land for fear of what may (or may not) happen.  As I grow older, I want to look back on my life happy for trying new things and not allowing fear to paralyze me.

I was thinking about something earlier that I can't seem to get out of my head:

 Trying something and not succeeding isn't failure.  
Failure is never trying at all.  

Here's a quote by Charles Stanley that perfectly hits on the negative side effects of allowing fear to keep you from taking risks:

Are you allowing fear to paralyze you?  What do you want to take a risk on today?

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