“You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.” ~Wayne Gretzky …
When faced with the potential outcome of failure, often times we choose inactivity instead of taking the risk. Especially when our action seems all but sure to result in difficulties and failure, it generally seems a lot more appealing to not take the risk and play it safe. But accepting the status quo will not lead us to growth or success. And as the great Wayne Gretzky says, “we miss 100% of the shots we do not take.”
There are multitudes of safe risks in our lives that will offer us growth and success. And perhaps they will bring difficulties into our lives. However, without the difficulties and unhappiness, we would never grow beyond the seedlings we are today; nor would we be able to experience the contrasting emotions of joy and happiness.
We all have ambitions in life. And if we want to realize them, and live our lives to the fullest, we will have to take chances and make calculated risks. Start that exercise routine you have been thinking about; work towards receiving a university degree; take control of your debt; talk to a loved one about their destructive actions; choose be be more compassionate and caring. Success is here waiting for us to realize it… and life is here waiting for us to live it to the fullest.
Take a chance today on something that, although you may be hesitant about, is positive for you.
Questions to consider:
What kinds of “shots” might you take today if you felt like doing so?
Do you make any of your choices based on the idea of staying safe, or on not changing the way things are?
How many things have you recently thought of doing that you have taken no action on? Why have you taken no action?
For further thought:
“Live your truth. Express your love. Share your enthusiasm. Take action towards your dreams. Walk your talk. Dance and sing to your music. Embrace your blessings. Make today worth remembering.” ~Steve Maraboli