Tag: risk

On Taking the Plunge

The thing is, I have reached a point where I don’t really care whether I sink or not.  I’m at a place where even drowning seems better that staying in the boat.  I’ve been sitting in the boat for so long, doing the right thing, being careful and responsible, rocking it now and again, but backing off the moment someone starts complaining or it seems like we’re about to capsize.  Maybe it’s time to just get out.  If I sink, then I sink.  If I don’t, well, the possibilities are endless, aren’t they?

Don’t you just sometimes feel like risking it all on an off chance?  I think the reason why there are so few truly great people out there is because so few people are willing to risk it on an idea, on a dream. Continue reading “On Taking the Plunge”

On First Steps

There’s probably nothing as frightening and at the same time as exhilarating as a first step – the knowledge that you are about to do something completely new, that you have never done before.  It’s a truly unique combination of the thrill and the paralysing terror of the unknown.

It makes me thinks of the story in the Bible when Peter walked on water.  I can only imagine what he must have felt.  On the one hand, there’s the thrill of knowing he’s about to do something that no human being has ever done.  On the other, the mind-numbing terror because there’s a very good reason why no human being has ever done that – we sink! Continue reading “On First Steps”

On Insanity, Repetition and Change

einsteinChange.  Now there’s the key to the whole matter.  We don’t like it.  We keep on doing the same thing in the same way, hoping against hope that this time the results will be different, risking insanity in the process, all for the sake of not changing.  “Yeah, my job sucks, but at least I know what I’m doing. At a new job it will only be worse.”  I challenge you to say that you have not used some variation of this at some point in your life.  We shun change because “the devil you know is better than the devil you don’t”.   Continue reading “On Insanity, Repetition and Change”