Risk Is The ONLY Road to Success!
Anything or anyone that has grown above and beyond the considered “norm” of the time has had to take a risk. Most of the time they did it with everyone either laughing at them or doubting it could be done.
Some individuals were so strong in their conviction that they were persecuted and exiled from their homes.
Galileo discovered that the earth revolved around the sun and that the earth was not the center of the universe, which was the popular belief at that time. His life was threatened. To appease those judging him, and to avoid the torture with which he was threatened, Galileo confessed that he had been wrong in saying that the earth moved around the sun. His life was spared, however he remained under house arrest for the rest of his life.
Other people had ideas that society thought were so outrageous, that they were marked as crazy for even coming up with the ideas. Once the Wright brothers had their Kitty Hawk success, they continued to fly in open fields for an entire year.
The Scientific American Magazine published stories about “The Lying Brothers.” Authorities refused to come and see their demonstrations even though letters came in reporting the local crazies and their flying machine. The Wright brothers moved to Europe and became an overnight success, selling contracts to France and Britain.
Yes, risk is a scary thing. But I would rather be happy choosing to take my own risks than continually living my life based on others’ comfort zones.
So what if other people think it’s crazy. People make judgments because they are uncomfortable with the thought of change. Very rarely can you achieve the ultimate success by staying in your comfort zone. There is a limited amount you can do within the comfort zone, and eventually you have to venture out.
There is nothing different between you and me, or you and any other person who has created success in their life. The only thing different is that they took action.They started and never stopped. No matter what detours got in their way, no matter what anyone said, and regardless of whether it had been done before, they kept going. All it took was belief and faith in what they were doing.
(From Got Baggage? – Packing for Happiness, Author Mikki St. Germain)