Posts tagged risk
These five months since I quit my job, traveled across the country and moved to North Carolina, I’ve thrived in the newness — whether treading through the snow, making a wrong turn on unfamiliar streets, or developing new professional contacts. With regret, I now realize that during much of the last decade and a half, I failed to embrace all sorts of potential new experiences. What’s it going to take to rouse you out of your routine? How much change do you need?
When I arrived at my first-ever greeting card workshop, I admit I struggled to hide my cockiness. From more than 30 years of rubber stamping and making greeting cards, I thought I knew a fair amount about the craft. As it turned out, I would learn some valuable lessons about making greeting cards and I would realize that some of those lessons also apply to business and life.
As we turn the page to a new year, I want to reflect on and acknowledge some strong women who inspire those around them to take chances toward a more fulfilling life. From these women, I have realized that I have played it safe for too long. Throughout our country’s history, the leaders we admire and remember have had the courage to take risks. So for 2013, I challenge myself and you — stop playing it safe. No matter your age or circumstances, reach out and grab your dreams.