Why Risk-Taking Pays Off
Jake Ducey shares how our destiny is in reach if we only look within ourselves and are willing to take a risk.
Everything is a risk. It’s a risk to stay where we are in our life just as much as it’s a risk to step into unfamiliar territory. The question is not, “Which decision is a risk and which isn’t?”
The question is, “Which decision reaps the highest reward?”
This is the principle of calculated risks, which governs our lives; take a step into the unknown and life will reward you for your courage. Yes, it may be scary, but fear is an innate part of the human experience. It can become the chain and ball that locks us in the ordinary, or the wind that blows us into the extraordinary. We choose how to use it. The choice is always ours.
The paradox of the preceding is that the choices most of us make aren’t for ourselves. Instead they are to please others and fit in, so that we may live the path of least resistance, which is of lesser reward.
If we do choose to step outside of the norms, it’s not “us” to have everything little thing planned out, to know exactly how everything will work out. All we have to know is that it will work out perfectly.
When we can put our trust in life like this, we open ourselves to the miracles that are everywhere. Most of us just never experience them because we are so closed in our view, there is so much mental and physical tension in our life that there’s no open space for life to flow through us. This, in essence, is when we are not living true to ourselves….Continue reading on InspireMeToday.com.
Jake is the author of Into the Wind: My Six-Month Journey Wandering the World for Life’s Purpose.