If you think about it, in life there is no such thing as risk-free activities. Nothing is really safe. Helen Keller, author, speaker, and advocate for disabled persons once said, “Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.”
When I read that quote, I never actually thought about the consequences of inaction being a threat to security, if not an even bigger threat if you think about it. It’s true. If you go out on a limb and try something new or make an attempt at doing something bold you risk failure because you may not be successful in your attempt. But if you just stand still and play it safe, you also risk failure because you most certainly miss opportunities. Lots of them. In fact, you’ll miss all of them.
Here’s the irony though, the more you risk failure — and actually fail— the greater your chances for success.
The question for you today is this. Are you willing to take on more risk – and possibly fail – in order to have a better life and experience more adventure?