Taking A Risk

“Don’t listen to those who say ‘you are taking too big a chance.’ Michelangelo would have painted the Sistine floor, and it would surely be rubbed out by today. Most important, don’t listen when the little voice of fear inside you rears its ugly head and says ‘they all smarter than you out there. They’re more talented, they’re taller, blonder, prettier, luckier, and they have connections.” I firmly believe that if you follow a path that interests you, not to the exclusion of love, sensitivity, and cooperation with others, but with the strength of conviction that you can move others by your own efforts—and do not make success or failure the criteria by which you live—the chances are you’ll be a person worthy of your own respects. – Neil Simon”

At 23 the pressure is on for me to decide what I need to be doing and what I want to do. And to be completely honest with you, I’m not sure what that is. Neil Simon just gave me the push I needed to take the first step in taking a risk. I enjoy writing and arts and craft. So why not start a blog and make items I can sell. The thought alone scares me.! What if nobody likes what I post or make.? All the usual “what if’s” questions popped into my head. The first step is always the hardest.

This post is for anyone who’s scared to step out and take the risk. Just ask yourself this, “What do I have to lose?”. What if by you taking that risk changes your life for better. The impact you can make for yourself and others. I know it’s scary and it’s new but at the same time it’s fun and exciting. If you’re anything  like me you’re worried about failing. Oh, but if you never try you’ve already failed.

The beauty of trying new things is that the next time you do it and it doesn’t work out,  you can try it another way. The best example I can give is, five plus five equals ten, but so those seven plus three. If you fail while trying, get back up and try again. That’s something I’m learning myself. Life is one big risk it’s  up to you how big of a risk you’re willing to take. So let’s dream big and act upon those dreams.

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