Eleanor Roosevelt said, “Do something every day that scares you”. I don’t think she was necessarily thinking sky diving or hang gliding. The point is we all have the capability to take daily risks by the decisions we make. If the word “risk” sounds too “risky”, think about the word “challenge” instead. It has a softer tone to it! We all need challenges in our lives, not only to build mental and physical strength but also to build our resilience. How else would we be able to handle the twists and turns that life throws at us?
I came across a couple of excellent articles written by Francis Lefkowitz, a contributor for Whole Living Magazine. In her articles, she discusses her three basic risk-taking tips: 1. Form a Net, 2. Follow Your Desire, not Your Fear, and 3. Enjoy the Ride. Furthermore, she explains the importance of taking risks in your life. Her stories helped me to recognize that risk-taking (or challenging yourself!) really comes down to breaking the usual, mundane routine of your life. How are you coming along with challenging your routine this week? Keep me posted!