The world is full of many people that lay in bed at night dreaming of what their life could become. They envision the things that they could do, the goals they could achieve, and the amazing places that they could go.
However, when they wake up in the morning, their vision seems to disappear.
They continue what is known as normal and go back to the same life that deep down they want to escape.
By definition, they’re unhappy with where they are in life. They may not say this directly, but deep within they don’t feel fulfilled, they’re not challenged, and they’re not excited because life has lost its thrill.
Maybe it’s the fear of failure. Maybe it’s a doubt in their ability. Maybe it’s a crippled mindset, whatever the case, there’s something that seems to hold them back.
What would the world be like if all we did was wished for a better life instead of actually working to build a better life? What if Oprah Winfrey never built her media empire? What if Bill Gates never created Microsoft? What if every artist bottled in their ideas and never shared them with the world?
Life as we currently know it wouldn’t be, as we know it, because it’s the dreamers that came before us that have changed the world that once was. They used their unique abilities to add value and improve the world around them. They took their dreams and they ran with them. They trusted their gut and they took risks.
It’s not that risk takers have more abilities, resources, or even know-how than those that don’t take risks—they simply just view and define risks differently. Instead of focusing on everything that could go wrong, they focus on everything that could go right. Instead of promoting the reasons why they think they can’t do it, they highlight the reasons why they believe they can. They move beyond their weaknesses, leverage their strengths, and act on their dreams.
Every achiever, and even every person that never pursues their vision, considers this one question when it comes to deciding if they should take the risk of going after their dreams…
What’s the worst that can happen?
Maybe you’ve even considered this question as you reflect on your goals. Maybe it’s the thought of the worst possible outcome that seems to hold many people back from moving forward. Maybe it’s the change that they’ll have to face when they step into the unknown. Whatever the case may be, I simply want to remind you that the worst that can happen is not that you’ll go through times of uncertainty or maybe experience challenging moments. The worst isn’t that you’ll fail at times or have to give up things you’ve grown accustomed to having. Not at all, in fact this is all apart of the process of achievement and those are all things that you can eventually recover from.
The worst that can happen occurs when you decide not to move forward with what you love. When you opt out of taking the risk of pursuing the dream that makes you come alive. When you choose not to take action on your vision.
The worst that can happen is that you live a life of regret. Wondering what could have happened had you given your dreams a try—where your life could have gone had you taken action on what mattered to you.
The worst that can happen is to be given a life, but never live it. To be full of gifts but to never share them. To have innovative ideas but to never use them.
Maybe as you’re reading this, you’ve been intimidated to take the risk of doing something different, putting yourself out there, and moving towards your big dream. Allow this message to be the voice of inspiration that helps you take action on your vision.
You can’t find peace by avoiding life. That feeling of excitement can’t be found in your comfort zone. Big dreams start with small steps. Take a step out of the ordinary and into the extraordinary.
Will it be easy? Will it all work out the way you plan it? Not at all, but it will be worth it. Anything great comes with a cost, but its value is worth the price you have to pay. You can add to humanity, you can better your life, and you can inspire others.
Since it’s worth it, be the one who decided to go for it. Don’t live with regrets, live with the rewards of you taking the risk of achieving your dreams.