We all have plenty of time in our lives. What we lack is courage. A caveman also had plenty of time to hunt for food, but what set him apart from the others was whether he had the courage to hunt or not. In our society, we lack courage. The courage to take many quick small risks, and to take a few life changing risks.
Any change in your life counts as a risk. Whether it’d be a change in what you ate this morning for breakfast, or whether you quit your job today or not. We all get the butterflies and feelings of inadequacy.
Let’s say you are standing before a deep dark cave. Would you walk in? You may not know what’s inside, whether it’ll hurt you or not. But would you dare walk in?
Push yourself into situations which you are not comfortable in. Doing something even though you are not confident with your ability to do it. Letting your instinctive sense guide, and trusting in your inner ability to cope with unfamiliar situations.
Because sometimes you already have the answers or solutions within you. Not taking the risk might hold you back from things you are already capable of.
When you take risks, others will ask you "Aren't you afraid?" Or "Do you even know if it will work?" The answer is No. You could break something, it could fail.
And if you fail, you find out what doesn’t work. Even if the risks you take leads you to a wrong outcome, it might be a desired outcome in the future.
To learn and thrive you must risk things breaking and falling apart. When this happens, just undo, apologize, or compensate for it.
Fail and receive immediate feedback until you find out what works. It is about risking your current work to create even greater accomplishments in the future.
So next time you come upon a deep dark cave, go explore it. Maybe you'll learn about what's inside, and meet little critters, bats, or perhaps a mama bear. Whether you come out screaming or laughing, don't forget to enjoy the experience.