The person who risks nothing, does nothing, has nothing, is nothing, and becomes nothing. He may avoid suffering and sorrow, but he simply cannot learn and feel and change and grow and love and live.
– Leo F. Buscaglia
What are you willing to risk?
I am usually a daredevil–never physically though. I plunge headfirst into things without really thinking much about it knowing fully well that it could result to a failure, a broken heart, or a major defeat. But it also promises equally the chance of success, a better future, a beautiful relationship, or a major victory.
But when I hesitate to do something, I know something is not in place. For months, I have put off one important thing. Knowing fully well what it’s for and what it’ll get me. I am all for it but I’ve kept on putting it off.
I guess at the back of my head I know that when things have changed and when I do not feel like it’s worth jumping headfirst for anymore, it’s not worth the risk. Wanting something so bad means knowing you’re getting something out of it too. Perhaps when you no longer get that something, there really isn’t any point in doing anything.
And that’s my cryptic Sunday message for myself. 🙂