Most attempts to avoid risk can be traced back to protecting one’s emotional state. There are numerous labels for negative feelings that could result from taking a risk: embarrassment, loss, pain, anger, jealousy, disappointment, loneliness, emptiness, insignificance, despair, and countless more.
For many, these painful states of mind are enough to keep them in a familiar place opting for a path of comfort, security and predictability. But not surprisingly, this is also the sure path to a rather apathetic existence.
Mavericks understand that emotions are the amplifiers of experience. The most exhilarating, empowering, and memorable emotions involve some form of risk. Through a willingness to put ourselves out there we can enjoy the deepest connection, feel the most intense elation, and experience the rapture of gratitude.
Life is a journey of emotions; the most precious of which await those willing to invest themselves emotionally into their work and relationships. This is indeed, is one of the truest acts of courage.
Be a Maverick!
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