Sometimes it’s good to stretch yourself and try something new. Life gets mundane inside the box. And I’m all for crossing lines and breaking new ground, trying something different and fresh. I’m not afraid of failure. I’m not afraid to take a chance.
As the quip goes: No guts, no glory. Right?
Sure, there’s something to be said for playing it safe, and mostly I’m a safe kind of guy. After all, I have a wife and four daughters to take care of, provide for, support. I can’t be too cavalier. But occasionally an opportunity comes along in life that just begs to be explored, it’s a challenge that needs to be accepted.
So why not take it?
Here are four things to keep in mind when stepping outside that box and testing new waters:
- Plan ahead. Being bold is not the same as being impulsive. There is a place for impulsiveness in life but if the risk is big or the challenge important, it’s best to plan for it. Give yourself a gameplan for how you will tackle this new challenge.
- There’s no shame in trying something and failing. Business giant Peter Druker said, “The better a man is, the more mistakes he will make, for the more new things he will try. I would never promote to a top-level job a man who was not making mistakes…otherwise he is sure to be mediocre.” The only way to succeed is to try.
- Remember that very few things in life are actually a matter of life and death. Loosen up and enjoy your new journey.
- Pray, pray, pray. Let prayer be the fuel that pushes you onward.
So here we go on a new adventure. A Thousand Sleepless Nights releases in October and I’m positive you’ll love the story. If you’ve ever been touched by cancer (either yourself or a friend or family member), you need to read this story and share it with someone else.
Book Giveaway! To celebrate this new ground-breaking we’re giving away
three SIX copies of Mike Dellosso’s thriller, Frantic. All you have to do to enter is leave a comment on this blog. Winners will be announced Friday.
What new adventure have you embarked on recently? How have you stepped outside your box and taken on a challenge?