Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Adventure Involves Risk!

Adventure Involves Risk!

It's quite a dilemma, really.

Think about it. The idea of having an adventure sounds quite exciting, doesn't it?

It SOUNDS exciting until you start thinking about that darned RISK factor!

Wouldn't it be nice if you could figure out a way to have an adventure with all of the risk removed? Wouldn't that be wonderful?

I can tell you how you can do that right now! Go sit on your front porch in a rocking chair and just rock away! Yup, knock yourself out.

Bottom line - ANY adventure and ALL adventure involves risk! That, my friend, is what makes it an adventure.

As we continue to talk about living life as an adventure we must also consider the fact that, even in life, the fact that there are RISKS out there makes it an adventure!

But, how many of us try to avoid as many risks as possible? Now, please understand, I'm not promoting being foolish and not making adequate plans for success. Playing the lottery involves risk. Playing the lottery with the plan being for your winnings to be your retirement is not only risky, but - in my opinion - it's also quite foolish.

So, now that we are on the same page let's ask ourselves a very important question: "Do I REALLY want ALL risks removed from my life?"

It is really easy to become comfortable with our present life and to not want to do ANYTHING out of the "ordinary". It's easy to allow the "fear of failure" (risk) to keep us where we are even though our inner being may be crying out for more!

Please understand, this is NOT for everyone! There are some people that are completely happy with the status quo and that have NO DESIRE whatsoever to change anything about their lives. If they are happy with that - God bless 'em!

But, my guess is that this does not describe you! My guess is that, if you are reading this blog and if you are listening to my podcasts then you are one of those people that feels the NEED to do something more and to actually DEMAND something more out of yourself and out of your life.

If that describes you, I understand that fear of risk! Seriously, I do. I deal with it every day just like anyone else that pushes themselves to follow their dream.

Dreaming is easy! Following that dream by taking that first step and then another and then another is the hard part!

Why? Because it involves RISK.

But, remember, where there is risk, there is also adventure!

So, friend, let's get on up out of that rockin' chair and take a step off of that porch and let's start taking those steps toward your goals and your dreams.

One step at a time.

And, as you do...

"Make it an AWESOME day! (Who else is going to do it for you?)"


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