Big or Small – We all need to take them

2005-11-18 12.56.08Sometimes we forget.  Almost everything we can point to in our life,  jobs, friendships, skills,  we have them because we took big or small risks.

Some of those small risks paid out big time.

When you invite a person you hardly know to go for a walk or coffee, you took a risk.  small risk. Big possible gain. I look at some friendships I have, and if either of us had never taken that risk, there would not have been that friendship.

I took a risk asking my wife out for a date 34 years ago, see how that turned out!  But there was a risk she was not the one, a risk I took that she was going to shoot me down or see me as a waste of her time.

Look ahead to what you want in your life,  it will take some risk to gain your vision.


I guess there is no cheese in life if you don’t take a risk.

You can stay in your little bubble, and never take a chance.

You can never try a new hobby, never try to make new friends.

You can never join a club, never try a new sport.

You can never apply for new position or new job.

You can live in the shade all your life, and wonder what it is like in the sun.

pathEvery day look for a chance for a small risk, make a new friend.

You don’t need to jump from airplanes but you do need an attitude of rejecting fear of failure.

So what if I will never run a full marathon. I have run a few 10Ks and surprised myself.  You don’t know what you can do,  YOU don’t know what you CAN do, YOU WILL NEVER KNOW what you can do, if you never give yourself the chance.

Give yourself the chance by taking some risk.

Risk means opportunity, so don’t rob yourself of the opportunity that is yours if you try. Take a little or a big risk, that’s what life is all about. You will encourage others to do the same, it’s all good to take some risk, the payoffs are worth it.

As always, thanks for reading, and taking the time.





About dfolstad58

I live in the South Okanagan. BC. I enjoy reading, exercise, toastmasters. spending time with my son, my daughter, & her husband , and my patient wife. I try to respond personally to every comment on my blog, and in this way I hope to get to know my readers a little bit and and am able to thank readers for their encouragement on what they liked and suggestions on what they would like to see me try in order to improve.
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1 Response to Big or Small – We all need to take them

  1. dfolstad58 says:

    Reblogged this on Life and Random Thinking and commented:

    If you are curious this is what I was thinking two years ago.


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