Wednesday, May 2, 2012
Have we reached that point in our lives where we only "pursue things that we already know how to do"? I often wonder if another reason for not being more adventuresome might not only be due to a fear of failure, but the condition of laziness and/or complacency on our part. Yiannis Kouros once said that an ideal life was one that took risks and faced challenges.We repeatedly read where athletes grew and learned things about themselves, and ultimately became better people, when they went through certain obstacles on their quest for success. We all need to consider whether we are guilty of playing it safe and ultimately shortchanging ourselves of the varied benefits that can be gained from "going for it."