What are you willing to risk? Jim Rohn said, " If you are not willing to risk the usual you will have to settle for the ordinary." The "usual" are our comfortable areas. The areas where habits have been formed. Keep in mind that every "usual" is not bad. But the "usuals" that cause unproductiveness are the ones that make us ordinary or ineffective in our lives. I'm reminded of a story that I heard about a man that walked down a street one day and fell in a hole. The next day he walked down the same street and fell in the same hole. The following day he tried to go around the hole but fell in the same hole. When he stop settling for the usual and decided to take a risk, he went down another street.
What are you settling for? If you are falling into the same rut day after day because of your usual, take the risk and change what you are doing. Everyday, life presents a new set of opportunities to be mastered. Master yours by learning from your previous mistakes and the mistakes of others.
Take your risk wisely by analyzing them before you act. Count the cost, time, effort, energy, and the frame of mind needed to accomplish your goal. If your risks are higher and more costly than what you want to put in ask yourself why? Why do I not want to pay that much to reach the level of extra ordinary? If the end product is still a need recalculate and try another angle. Whatever you do don't give up! Push beyond your risk to the areas that need improvement. An anonymous writer said, "The biggest risk in life is to risk nothing at all." Remember to move slowly. Change can be good but too much, too fast, at the wrong time can be detrimental.
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