Regardless of the best planning, strategics, negotiating, organizing, etc. nothing in life is guaranteed.
Just ask the:
husband who buried his wife who died before her 40th birthday.
parents who have a sick child
sister who lost her brother to violence (police or other)
couple who cannot conceive a child
entrepreneur who is in the ‘red’
people experiencing unrest, fighting, struggle, violence in their communities
person who left their house today not knowing they would end up in life flight enroute to the hospital
person who received notice that their position has been terminated at their job
individuals who discovered ‘this’ is not covered by their insurance
Some people avoid taking a chance in certain areas of their life (i.e. relationships) because they are afraid of experiencing hurt feelings or a broken heart. But what in life is guaranteed? Not your job, the areas listed above or even your next breath. Everything is a risk, driving your car, getting in an elevator, walking on the sidewalk, riding your bike, having sex, opening the link in your email, eating at a restaurant, consuming ‘this’ beverage, etc.
There are only 2 choices in life, to live in fear or love. Fear is a thief, for it robs you of your opportunities, experiences, growth and potential. Living in fear places you in a very small box and if you stay there long enough, atrophy will begin to set in impacting your ability to dream, create and love.
You have a choice, you can either interface with life from a perspective of love, putting yourself out there, going after what and who you REALLY want or not. Yes, it is possible the outcome you desire may not occur with option 1 but it is guaranteed not to happen with option 2 because you did not try; instead you allowed fear to convince you it was too scary. One thing I know for certain is option 1 is an #adventure and regardless of the outcome it will continue to open doors and most importantly it is the most sustainable way to prevent atrophy. I invite you to join me in Option 1. – Misha N. Granado