A Way Out Of Risk

If we never fully commit to our efforts, we can provide ourselves an out through which to excuse ourselves for our failures.  We tell ourselves that it does not matter that we failed because we were not really trying anyway.  Unfortunately, this path of non-commitment is also the path of mediocrity.  We cannot achieve anything…

Lazy Emotions

Fear, anger, and frustration are lazy emotions.  They are easy to acquire and difficult to be rid of.  They require nothing from us.  They give us the illusion of safety and protection without us having to take any action.  Courage, on the other hand, requires effort.  It requires vulnerability and risk.  Courage demands that we…

On Risk And Action

Action without risk mitigation is carelessness, but risk mitigation without action is procrastination. All action is inherently risky, but not all risk is necessary. Our goal should be to preemptively mitigate unnecessary risks to the best of our ability so that our actions have the best possible chances of success. No matter how much we…

On Mitigating Risk

No good argument can be made for taking risk unnecessarily when the same or better outcome can be had by mitigating risk instead. Risk, alone, is of no real value. In fact, unnecessary risk is detrimental to our survival, progress, and success. Proper research, planning, and preparation will guarantee us the outcomes we want far…