Taking risks is something I like the idea of, but when it comes down to it, I think I’m afraid of risk. Risk involves the possibility of failure. And, failure’s presence is not what I want to be in the company of.
Recently, I came across song lyrics that really inspired me.
The higher you climb, the more that you see
The more that you see, the less that you know
The less that you know, the more that you yearn
The more that you yearn, the higher you climb
The farther you reach, the more that you touch
The more that you touch, the fuller you feel
The fuller you feel, the less that you need
The less that you need, the farther you reach
-Dan Fogelberg, Higher You Climb lyrics
For me, taking risks involves putting on the blinders and ignoring the naysayers and critics. I want to climb higher and reach further. Not only as an artist and photographer, but also as a wife, mother, and friend. I’m positive I’ll fall. More than once. Still, I think I’ll take the risks in order to be better than I was yesterday.
Be better than you were yesterday.