Friday, April 20, 2012

A to Z Challenge: Risk and Reward

When it comes to taking charge of your life, there's always an element of risk involved. We can say what we want, but even as I reiterate that I am going after my dreams with all my cylinders firing, I can feel the risks involved.

Because yes, where I want to go is against the stream. If I succeed, I will be celebrated. Still, there is the possibility of failing.

That's the risk.

In order to keep going, we need to look at our risks, accept them for what they are, and grow comfortable with them. Because just as there's a chance of failing, there's still a chance of succeeding too and with that comes rewards greater than we can imagine right now.

And you know what? I'd rather aim for the skies and miss, landing in the stars, than to stay on the ground wishing I was up there.

If you aren't taking charge of your life yet, why don't you investigate the risks and rewards involved?

If you are, have you also noticed that the punishment for failure is a lot smaller than the satisfaction of a life you love and the potential rewards that come with success?


Ruth said...

I like taking risks. My husband doesn't. There comes the art of compromise.
I figure you aren't gonna know unless you try.

Anonymous said...

Just like Ruth above we have one risk taker and one not risk taker in the house.....mostly we go with "not" sadly.

Dana said...

My husband and I are also opposites in this way. He's definitely more of a risk-taker than I am, but as I'm getting older, I'm beginning to realize that the time for risks is now. Without them, there's no reward--and I don't want to miss out on something great just because I'm afraid.

welcome to my world of poetry said...

I think we all have to take risk if we want to achieve what we want out of life, but how we react to the risk is different in everyone's case.

A good R post.

Jolie du Pre said...

So happy to have found your blog. I'll be returning often. Yes, risks are what make life exciting and they are what keep you at your full potential.