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We should not fret for what is past, nor should we be anxious about the future; men of discernment deal only with the present moment. – Marcus Aurelius

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May 2012

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Risk

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It’s easy to get in the habit of playing it safe. Letting past experiences, other peoples experiences or even worse – what ‘they’ say – jade your view of situations.

The greater the risk the greater the potential reward.

The world is full of people who play it safe. People who follow the rules that ‘they’ tell you to follow.

They tell you to that low-fat sour cream, whole grain bread and that walking on the treadmill for 30 minutes three times a week is enough to get you in amazing shape.

They tell you that post-secondary education is the key to all your dreams, you’ll be happy once you graduate… or once you land that dream job… or maybe it’s when you buy that dream house… or when you renovate the dream house? It’s so hard to keep track.

They tell you following a map is important and the only way to make it in life.

They tell you that the way to get ahead in life is to be like everyone else, don’t stand out and by all means minimize risk as much as possible.

I for one am happy the world is full of non-risk takers, because that makes the reward for taking a risk that much greater for all those of us that refuse to listen to what ‘they’ tell us.

Don’t lift heavy weights because you’ll get bulky.

Don’t date co-workers because it’ll end badly.

Don’t set so many goals for yourself, it’ll only end in disappointment.

Don’t start your own business, you won’t make it without a pension or benefits.

Only you can decide if you’re going to choose to be one of those people who does or you can be one of the people who doesn’t. I won’t complain either way though, because those that don’t make it better for the rest of us.

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