Sunday November 3, 2013
"Far better it is to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs,
even though checkered by failure, than to take rank with those
poor spirits who neither enjoy much nor suffer much because they
live in the grey twilight that knows neither victory nor defeat."
Take Risks is one of my Eight Principles for Success and Teddy Roosevelt captures the spirit of risk taking in this quote and in the way he lived his incredible life story.
Being risk averse is hard wired into us. Thousands of years ago wandering into the night in the presence of saber tooth tigers was unwise. There are enough modern day equivalents to keep us in a “play it safe” mode in our relationships, our work and in our play.
I have a vivid memory of my first moment standing with my skis peeking over the top of a double black diamond run on Aspen Mountain. The fear translated to shaking legs and a sweaty brow despite below freezing temperatures. I also remember the exhilaration of surviving the run and looking back up that mountain with satisfaction and pride.
What’s the next risk you know you need to take? Let us know by commenting below!
With love and respect,