Taking a risk

On Saturday, another trainer from Innovative Results and I went to Santa Ana to train some of the OC Roller Derby Girls.

It was a ton of fun aside from the whole getting really really lost on the way there thing.

But it gave me and the other trainer a bit of time to talk when I wasn’t freaking out about being lost.

He would love to make the Olympics in rugby. He is a great player….the problem is he would have to make huge life changes in order to get there.

The question is…should he make those changes. Should he make a huge change and dedicated tons of hours to a dream that he isn’t guaranteed will happen?

There really was no answer I could give him. All I could say was, “Do you really want it?”

He said yes.

So I said, “If you really want something, than isn’t it worth the risk?”

The best things in life don’t come easily unfortunately. Sometimes you have to take a risk.

I mean any time you want to make a big change, any time you want to reach a goal, you will have to take a risk.

We risk “failing.” We risk falling short of whatever it is we hoped to attain.

But is trying but not attaining really worse than not trying at all?

I don’t think so.

Other than maybe some embarrassment at our failure, at least we tried!

I personally would rather take the risk and fail than never try at all.

I would rather throw myself into something whole-heartedly than always look back and wonder “what if.”

But hey…I don’t see “falling short” as true failure – it is just a learning experience.

True failure, to me, is never trying at all…

What do you think?

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Posted on September 24, 2012, in Conventional Wisdom - How I hate you, Man Biceps, Show me yours and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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