Did we all awake bright-eyed and bushy-tailed this morning?! Yeah, me neither. But it was a good weekend—beautiful weather here in Seattle—and the week is looking pretty low key and manageable for me and hopefully for you too.
This week’s quote is all about remembering to take risks in life. That at times there can be fault in being too deliberate, too planned and too cautious. That sometimes you have to go on instinct or gut and embrace the possibility of failure along with the opportunity of blazing glory.
I say this to you as I try to convince myself. Intellectually I know it’s true but instinctually it makes me ache with dread and nerves. I took a behavioral economics class in school and one day we talked about the concept of risk aversion.
As soon as I heard it, I thought, that’s me! Nailed it. No way am I a risk-seeking. I like to mull over an idea, investigate, debate, contemplate and prepare. I want to eliminate as much risk as possible before I jump in.
For the most part, this approach has afforded a good, solid life. But a bold life it has not. I’m okay with that on most counts but not when it comes to the things I’m passionate about. What’s the point in having passion without a healthy amount of boldness? Can passion and reluctance even coexist?
I don’t have the answers for you or myself but I continue to seek them out and stretch myself to embrace small doses of boldness for the things I love and for the life I want to live.
Here’s to a bold and beautiful week.