Fear

We often find ourselves wanting to be more daring in our life, but not knowing where or how to start. Or, we simply fear that being daring will cause us pain or heartbreak. These are valid fears, but how will you ever know, if you don’t dare to DO?

 

When you think of being daring, what exactly comes to mind? Base jumping? Skydiving? Training lions? Speaking in front of thousands of people? Singing in front of a crowd? When you think of people who are daring, do you think of... you?

Overall, when you get up in the morning and look out the window not much has changed overnight. That’s what you expect to happen because that’s been your experience every time that you’ve looked out your window in the morning. Day after day, month after month and year after year, not much changes.

We all take risks every day. We drive cars even though driving is a statistically dangerous activity. Some of us pursue recreational activities that have the potential to result in serious injury.

We engage in behaviors that can definitely have a detrimental effect on our health. It seems that even though we know that a particular action may come with negative consequences, we are still drawn to take a chance to try and avoid that consequence.

We all know what risk is, right? Of course, we do. We’re familiar with risk because, in one form or another, we all face some type of risk every day. So, asking what risk is, seems to be kind of pointless.

Yet, the concept of risk, while simple on the surface, is deeper than it appears at first glance. In other words, there’s more to risk than meets the eye.