Risking is an act of faith, trust, and courage. It is leaping while believing and hoping the net will appear.
How does one come to take a risk? Some go about it calculatingly, listing pros and cons. Others jump in blindly, foolishly. Others act when the discomfort or pain becomes too great to bear. Some people plan, save and scrimp. Then they leap.
But nearly everything is a risk. In reality there are only promises and no guarantees. Yet we take risks every day. We climb into two-ton vehicles trusting in the mechanics of them. We jet down the road trusting in the skill and sobriety of the other drivers. We trust the road to be clean and safe.
Taking bigger risks comes from within, trusting in our resiliency and competency. It’s not so much a leap, as it is trusting that we are creative enough to handle what comes our way. Risking can be like pushing a boat away from the shore, with the knowledge that we can navigate whatever current comes our way. It is based on our history and our wisdom. What risk are you thinking of taking?