Wednesday January 22, 2014
“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”
Reports of deathbed confessions or just plain common sense inform us that there’s substantial regret many of feel about opportunities ignored, resisted or even consciously passed by.
Our capability as human beings to invent a multitude of reasons for behaviors that result in feelings of regret is boundless. For many it comes down to a lack of awareness. We fail to see the possibilities life presents. For others, and I think this is the majority, we fear risks that are either real or imagined.
Number Five of my Eight Power Principles for Success (if you don’t have a copy, just hit reply to this message and I’ll send it immediately!) is TAKE RISKS. I ask “Do you regularly break through limitations – those that are self-imposed or imposed by our culture?” The key word in that question is “regularly.” Taking risks is like any human ability – it responds to being exercised and developed.
What’s the risk that you know you need to take …. NOW …. to further living your extraordinary life? Declaring it begins the process of accomplishment so do let us know by commenting.
With love and respect,