To get something you never had, you have to do something you never did. Anonymous
We take them all the time. In our life, in our relationships. With our jobs and with our hearts.
Why do we take risks?
Sometimes we do it without thinking. We just jump.
In other instances, we stand on the ledge and hesitate. Afraid to take that plunge.
But risks are made in life to stretch out and expand our horizon. To experience something different, something new, something worth while.
There are times when we close our eyes and step off our path and it ends up not being worth all that we risk. But in other times, it could be the difference between living a full life and living a life in regret.
They are scary and exhilarating. They can change our world and give us a different point of view. They can hand us everything we’ve waited for, everything we’ve dreamed of.
But fear and lack of trust in our capabilities can hold us back. That feeling of the unknown eats us up inside and brings down our confidence.
If I jump and I fall, will I be able to get back up? If I leap and miss the mark, will I be able to find my way back?
We question our abilities so much. So much that we will step away from something new and stick to what we know, what we are comfortable with, what we trust. And in doing so, we shut the door on an opportunity. The chance to grow.
We look, we assess. We step back or take the leap.
Win or lose, without it we would never see what we are capable of or how strong we are.
Without it, we would cease to become all that we are meant to be.