November 21, 2003.
Most people live and die with their music still unplayed. They never dare to try.
Mary Kay Ash
Have you ever felt overwhelmed by an almost overpowering urge to let your hair down and let it rip, throwing caution to the wind and taking a chance against the stiffest of odds? Sure you have; we all have from time to time. Its just part of that winner within us attempting to make our lives the daring adventures they deserve to be.
But when it came down to crunch time, when you were faced with the decision to put it all on the line in a long shot bid for glory, did you follow your heart and put your best to the test or did you choose to play it safe instead? Did you masterfully play the music that resonates so beautifully deep inside of your soul or did you exit stage left?
It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare; it is because we do not dare that they are difficult.
Johann Friedrich Von Schiller said, he who dares nothing, need hope for nothing. True enough. After all, if youre not willing to take a dare every now and again, gallantly stepping outside of your comfy zone and into unfamiliar territory in order to improve your lot in life, chances are better than average that your present lot is about as good as it will ever get.
It is only human nature to feel a bit uneasy and somewhat unsure of unknown horizons and uncharted terrain. In fact, any kind of change whatsoever can scare some folks right down to the bone. But there is also a super strong desire welling within each of us to passionately pursue our dreams; to boldly blaze a trail and seek out our unique destinies by living the lives we long to live.
Fortune sides with him who dares.
When push comes to shove, do you push yourself to the next level by shoving your fears aside or do you shove your dreams and aspirations aside as fear pushes you back to the sidelines? None of us, not even one of us, can reach our full potential and fully enjoy our time on earth until we are willing to take a risk on occasion.
That doesnt necessarily mean that you have to take unnecessary chances or constantly go out on a limb, but it does mean that you are going to have to test your limits every once and a while maybe even more than once in a while. Hey, lets face it; if youre ever going to stake your rightful place alongside the best of the very best, youre going to have to push yourself well past your present capabilities. Risky business? Sure it is; but then again, so what? You'll never know how good your life can become until you are willing to let go and see what happens.
What kind of man would live where there is no daring? I don't believe in taking foolish chances but nothing can be accomplished without taking any chance at all.
Charles A. Lindbergh
What kind of life could you live if you dared to pursue all of your hopes and dreams with every ounce of daring you hold inside of yourself? Instead of backing down or backing away when the going gets rough, what might happen if you dared to give life your very best shot each and every time out? Can you imagine how wonderful your life could become if you were only willing to take a chance
Even if you never dare to do anything risky whatsoever, can you ever be absolutely certain that you'll avoid any and all risks in life? Of course not; since everything you do every day brings some sort of risk to the table. Thats right, each day brings with it an assortment of risks, big and small and in between. By the same token, each new day also offers up more opportunity than you can ever hope to handle in a lifetime.
If you would just summon all of your courage and conviction, forcefully tossing aside your fears once and for all, your life can quickly become the daring adventure you have longed to live. Never forget that the biggest risk any of us can ever take is not taking the chances that need to be taken. Why take that risk when you can take a chance on improving your life every day instead?
The Bottom Line: Instead of worrying about what might have been, why not choose to focus your efforts and energies on making your life everything it could be and should be right now?
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