Friday, March 5, 2010

What Will I Risk Today?

I've heard it said that unless I am putting myself at risk, I'm not reaching far enough.

"Aim for the stars; even if you miss, you'll land on the moon".

It doesn't have to be a multi-million dollar risk, this daily risk.

But I must stretch myself.

It can be as little as leaving a voice-mail for someone I've been trying to reach by phone for two weeks. Or four months.

Leaving a voice-mail is risky: What if they don't call me back (fear of rejection).

If they don't call me back, they don't want to stay in touch with me; strike them off my list; there'll be no business there anyway.

The alternative is that two weeks drags on into four months, and by then they truly will have forgotten about me and be a dead contact anyway.

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