I stumbled across the phrase “risk being fully alive” about 9 months ago, right before I started this blog. It’s a promise I’ve made to myself- I will not settle, and I will not float aimlessly. I will not let comfort be my god. I will not blame my shortcomings and difficulties on circumstance and inertia. I will be responsible for my results of lack thereof. I will risk, which will increase my chances of failure. So be it.
Far from being a “YOLO”-style rally cry, Risking Being Fully Alive means that I must set goals and be fiercely determined to try.
I will not let my internal lawyer talk me out of doing what I want to do. I must also be certain that I am not being foolish, or investing resources in the wrong area, or to the neglect of something more crucial. My goals must be S.M.A.R.T.E.R.
I challenge you to risk being fully alive.