Positive Risk: “A Memo To Self”
Tap into your passion and begin to see new possibilities in yourself and the world around you.
Do you remember the last time you were in the zone of “blah”? You know, the zone we have all visited at one time or another; we wake up – go to our office – and nothing seems to click. Yes – I must admit, last week, The Ambassador of Potentiality (that’s me) was struggling internally to find some answers relative to my business venture and growing my brand; as well as coming up with a blog topic worthy of writing about.
Well, I am glad to say that I am no longer in that zone of “blah”. The answer to my temporary internal turmoil came as I listened to a dynamic teaching sermon entitled: “Get Out Of The Boat”; by my long time friend, Pastor Dexter Howard. That teaching sermon was just the nudge I needed, as it reminded me that with positive risk, one begins to understand how to become at ease with being uncomfortable. Therefore, I share with you, this blog, (written to myself), entitled “Positive Risk” – just in case you also need a little nudge to “Get Out Of The Boat”.
What is Positive Risk?
Positive risk is a perspective, an attitude, a life philosophy that creates a shift away from the negative view of risk that so many of us were taught. Many of us go to great lengths to avoid risk, it is though taking well-thought-out chances that we make a difference in our own lives and those of others. By adopting a positive risk perspective, we will see new possibilities in ourselves and in the world around us.
Positive risk means keeping an open mind, staying curious, and finding the wisdom in every situation. It is discovering ways to continue tapping into our passion so that we can continue creating our own opportunities.
As we attempt new things, we find new talents. As we find new talents, we discover greater success. With greater success, our confidence builds. As we become more confident, we’re willing to risk new things. This, in essence, is what can be termed a positive risk-cycle. If we choose the right risk and take it in the smartest way possible, it will create new opportunity, even if that risk doesn’t turn out as we planned.
We all have hopes, talents, and dreams that require us to risk. Deep inside, we want to make a difference, and not only just in our own lives but also in the lives of others. Just as we want to give more, we want more out of life. Positive risk then, is a way to create the meaningful life we want. Success then, is a series of hard-won victories achieved by ordinary people, such as myself, who take one risk at a time toward our goals; while always remembering: “It’s Never Too Late – To Live Up To Our Potential“.