Risk Living Your Dreams

By on Sep 22, 2013 in Risks and Passions | 0 comments

One of the lessons I’m learning with each new baby step I take—as I walk through fears and doubts—is that the steps I find most frightening are the same ones that lead to a wonderful and exhilarating sense of accomplishment. Yet, as soon as I successfully master one task or life goal, another challenge soon arises. If we look back carefully over our lives, enormous risk taking is not uncommon. When young, we pluck up the courage for our first kiss, our first slow dance, our first serious relationship, our first real job, our first move away from home, and so on. We don’t necessary call these changes “risks.” We just boldly go forth as each grand adventure presents itself to our rapidly shifting landscape. Somewhere along the way, as we grow older, we start to believe that change is bad and risk means potential ruin. Likely, we have accumulated some real life experiences with loss and...