“If you want something in your life you’ve never had, you’ll have to do something, you’ve never done.” ~Drina Reed …
The truth in these words is quite beautiful–if we wish to experience anything “new” in our journey through life, by its very definition, we have to be willing to do something “new.” Success in life is recognized by not being afraid of change or of taking calculated risks.
When I read this, the first thing that came to mind was my journey into playing hockey. I was 23 years old, and had only skated on ice once before in my life, nevertheless, I wanted to try. So I bought some cheap gear to get started and just went out skating a couple times a week. At first, it was difficult–lots of falling down occurred and many bruises ensued. Yet after a few months, I had the basics down, and I joined a hockey league.
For every new thing we wish to experience in life, and every new thing we wish to acquire, we have to be willing to “buck our norm.” Success is the satisfaction and contentment we feel when we take a risk and succeed. And although we will at times fail, taking the chances, and getting back up, are the only path to realizing our goals, and then achieving them.
Do not expect a different result if you continue to do things the same way. Be it your attitude, your character, your approach, your tongue, your mindset….name it! Take a chance and do something differently. Plunge into positive change for positive result.
Questions to consider:
What is something you want in your life that you have never had?
What are some of the possible obstacles that you may face if you wish to achieve this? What are some of the possible benefits to facing this risk?
How do you define success in your life?
For further thought:
“There is a powerful driving force inside every human being that, once unleashed, can make any vision, dream, or desire a reality.” ~Anthony Robbins