Okay. I’m weird. I’m just going to flat out announce it to the world. Why am I doing this? I’ve tried MANY times to just FIT IN. But that’s just not going to happen. Because that isn’t who I am. Being unique is being unique. And being normal? Well lets just say that’s a setting on a washing machine. Who would want to be that?
But why do many people define themselves as being normal? Here’s the thing. If you wanted to truly express yourself will you be judged? Absolutely. Will the haters give you hate? Duh. Will the image you’ve worked so hard to create get ruined? Maybe.
Because we are all just scared. The decisions that you make each day can result in something absolutely amazing or something that could turn out in a drastic disaster. So the question stands. Why do people take risks? Risk, by nature, is something unpredictable and scary. Its like walking into a foreign country without a map. You risk criticism, humiliation, or having to pick up the pieces and start all over again. You’re risking what you know, for what you don’t know.
The rewards can be great but so can the cost.
So instead, we take the easy way out. The safe little road with no hills to climb, no rocks that might trip you, and no obstacles to face. I mean, that’s what I do all the time. I admit it. I’m scared too of what might happen.
Take Oedipus for example. He is the ideal Greek hero, in Greek mythology, yet his fate is something terrible beyond imagination.
But a risk is a lesson, a goal, an opportunity, an idea, and a new skill. It allows you to feel powerful making things happen,instead of waiting around for them.
In life sometimes its better to spread your wings. Don’t be the snail that lives in his shell. BE that risk taker. How do you know something is going to turn out good or bad if you don’t try? Please.
Because that’s what I want to change about myself. I want to be a risk taker. Maybe you’ll join me for the ride?