Exposure to life

As the clock keeps ticking it is a reminder that time stops for no one. There are a finite number of days left, so make every precious minute count. Don’t play it safe – take a risk, get in the game and create the life you want.

It is often fear that keeps us playing it safe. The fear of what we might lose if we take a risk. And it is true that where there is risk there is often uncertainty and few guarantees. But it is outside our comfort zone, where new playing fields lie, that truly amazing opportunities can be found.

My advice for those who want to play a new game are:

Don’t worry about what others might think
Don’t avoid risk just in case you might fail
Don’t blend in to the world around you
Don’t sit quietly with your desires bottled up
Don’t follow crowds – walk your own path
Don’t hide the real you – show your uniqueness!

My favourite quote is by J.K Rowling, “It is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not have lived at all – in which case, you fail by default.”

Don’t get to the end of your life to find that comfortable was not really what you wanted. Have courage and take a risk by standing up, stepping out and even shouting out to play the game that inspires you.

There’s talk about exposure to risk. I think about it as exposure to life. Get fully exposed and take a risk towards the life you want.

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Christina Joy