I've been talking to a lot of people about risk.

Risk is absolutely scary. That's just an inherent part to it. You don't know the outcome, can't know the end result... risk is scary.

But we've all heard the adage: "The greatest risk yields the greatest result..." the trick is risking things responsibly. Take the stock market. Go all in on any one stock and you could reap greatly or lose greatly and so smart players put a little here and a little there to try to even out the risk and make it manageable.

But the funny thing about life is that it's not in the business of risk management. And so, when various friends have been faced with a big decision. A big risk, I've encouraged them all to take it.

Ranging from quitting school, to quitting a (well-paying) job. I've encouraged it. I've always said "I know it's easy for me to tell you to quit, because I don't have to deal with the end result, but I believe what I'm saying."

Life is too short to be unhappy doing something you hate doing, or are unsure about because it's what you're "supposed" to do. Why waste time you could be using to be your best and "life your best life" (as Oprah would say)?

No. It's not easy to take a risk. Especially not a risk that could backfire on you faster than an old Chevy. But if it can yield some great results, if it can put you closer to your ideal life, if it can enhance who you are in any way, then isn't it worth it?

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