Success is a mindset, as it is riskier not to take a risk. Many people fail in life not because of lack of ideas but because of inability to handle their fear. 99% of the world are working for 1% who took a risk. Everything about life is a risk. You don’t hold your life in hand. Everything we do in life comprises of risk. You wake up, go to park and enter a bus not knowing the psych of the driver. Isn’t that a risk? The food you eat in restaurants is a risk. It appears that in nature we tend to master big risk and fail to master the small risk. Going for an adventure is a small risk compared to risk of life.
Risk Taker is an Achiever
You cannot attain something worthwhile by doing ordinary things except if you turn an ordinary thing into extraordinary and this must be done with taking more risk to achieve it. A risk taker is an achiever, The Wright Brothers took a big risk when they invented airplane. All the bridges you see were built by taking risks, the car you drive, as well as the ship you sail. What is it you want to do that you are afraid of? Is it worth a risk? If it does why waste your time? Act now, without action nothing will happens. Go out and meet the adventure. You never know how strong you are until you face your fear.
“I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.” – Nelson Mandela. Yes indeed, no man lives without fear but the difference among men is how they handle their fears.
“The fear of criticism is at the bottom of the destruction of most ideas which never reach the planning and action stage.” – Napoleon Hill. Thanks to Napoleon Hill who was able to figure out what many failed to do. We are more afraid of what people might say when we fail than trying to do our best to prove them wrong. To please others and displease yourself is a sin. The best revenge is success but how can you do that by living in fear? You must conquer fear if you really want to live.
You Must Conquer Fear
No wonder Franklin D. Roosevelt said that “There is nothing to fear but fear itself.” Nothing indeed, why do you give in to fear? The chick conquered fear before it broke the egg and guess what? A new life was born. This is to tell us that we die from fear when we become a prisoner of fear. Martin Luther King once said: “If a man hasn’t discovered something he will die for, he isn’t fit to live.”
There was a day I went to the seaport to board a ship. Unfortunately, I missed the ship and had no option but to use the nearest alternative which is a flying boat. Boat is an adventure here and only the brave use it because of the waves in the high sea. I called my girlfriend, told her about it, and she asked me never to use the boat. I was totally confused and option-less. No one supported me, but I mustered up my courage and called my girlfriend back. She insisted and I told her with a loud voice “it is even riskier not to take a risk “. She was speechless, and I thundered again: “I will use the boat and nothing will happen. I am going and will come back to see you soon”. She was left with no option and said: “okay see you honey”.
I embarked on a journey with flying boat and everything went well. Today, I prefer to use boats rather than ships. We never know the strength we have within until we can leave our comfort zone and sail on adventure. How did YOU conquer fear?
This is guest blog post written by Mecklins Akwuagu.
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