All of us have areas of our lives that we would like to change in order to be truer to ourselves. What stops us? Risk. There are small risks, medium risks and risks that would make major changes to our lives.
Small risks are like finishing a task that one has put off - taxes for instance - they are things that we eventually follow through with. A medium risk might be something leaving a bad job. A life-changing risk is something else. It feels like it takes more courage than one has. Like a divorce, for instance.
Many people live with all three levels of risk present in their lives, although most try not to look at the category of life-changing risk. At what level does risk become foolhardy? The truth is, it is usually not foolish. When a risk is already being contemplated, it is generally a risk worth taking steps toward in the service of being true to oneself.
Being willing to take risks is a courageous endeavor. If you are contemplating a risk that seems overwhelming, now is the time to shore up your courage and move forward in the service of your own best destiny.
Cheryl Deaner, LMFT 36764