A failure is only a failure as long as there is inaction or an unchanged perspective, a realization that it was a moment of opportunity for growth, which in itself is a true reward.
This I know, and I shall leave myself unchanged.
So, here we are, you and I, today, desiring new or continued freedom as we weigh our everyday risks, personally and professionally. I have stood on the edge of a big decision many, many times, closed my eyes and let the dream carry me. What about you?
I never imagined myself delivering live reports on television to keep thousands upon thousands of people informed about critical issues in their community, and then I could not imagine doing anything else but that job for years, and then I was.
My mid-thirties were marked by a seesaw of glee and devastation. I won, lost, fought, got beaten up, became ill, questioned the meaning of life over and over and over again, grew stronger, found great love, left a world I knew well for the unknown, made a child and more.
I am now a business owner, an entrepreneur, a communications coach and consultant eagerly sharing my knowledge, experience and expertise with government officials, innovators, influencers and corporate leaders.
This is my today, and I can tell you this: I take great pleasure in not knowing my next area of growth or pivot. I only seek to learn, and I would hope I am not my current self in a week, next month or next year. I want to be better, and so, I will continue to surrender to the unknown— think smart and take calculated risks because full control is overrated, and bars are soul- crushing to man.
This my best advice:
Go for it if it makes sense.