On Taking Risks
by Karl Moore
I'm a big believer in giving fate a helping hand.
Simple changes in your lifestyle can reap profound results.
Such as the idea of saying "Yes!" to everything for a week. Or spinning a wheel to figure out the destination of your next holiday.
I'm also something of a coin-tosser!
I regularly flick a penny to figure out which way I should go.
Should I turn left or right? Should I go on the walk tonight, or not? Should I ask her out on a date, or no?
But here's the thing about such mini-gambles.
We already know the outcome we desire.
How many times have you thrown the coin, only to get the wrong outcome... then said "Okay, best of three!"
Despite our attempt to surrender to fate, sometimes we already know we want to take the risk... and try to use a coin to convince us into the situation.
Well, here's a thought.
The next time you're in a position where you need convincing... where you need a little encouragement to break through your comfort zone...
... Forget the coin tossing altogether.
Just make a pact with yourself NOW that you'll just DO IT, without too much deep thought and analysis to put you off.
In my experience, fate favours speed.
Make the decision. Make it quickly. And get to it.
You already know what you should be doing, so just follow that gut instinct (even if it may seem slightly scary), and put your best foot forward.
Love-lecturer Leo Buscaglia said of risks:
"The person who risks nothing, does nothing, has nothing, is nothing, and becomes nothing. He may avoid suffering and sorrow, but he simply cannot learn and feel and change and grow and love and live."
Think about it.
And have a wonderous, risk-taking, coin-free day!
You cannot get what you’ve never had unless you’re willing to do what you’ve never done.
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