Growing up, I hear parents and adults advice younger ones to study
hard,get good grades,secure a well paying job,start a family,go to
church,train your kids and live a normal life(whatever that may mean).
Does that not make sense to you? I mean,everyone needs assurance and
security that the future is okay,isn't it?... LIES!!! If Christ the
Saviour settled for a normal life,he would've ended up as one of the
many carpenters in Nazareth. But he knew his calling;so he took the
"good" risk of announcing to the world that he is the Messiah. He cured
the sick and was a very controversial individual while on earth;today,he
has more than 3 billion followers all over the world. Now let me ask
if he decided to play by the rules and be normal,do you think we
would be referring to him as the saviour of mankind? There are a
thousand and one examples of people who took calculated "good" risks and
today,life rewarded them genuinely.
I talk about "good" risks
because not every risk is worth taking. When a young man decides to show
his creativity in kidnapping and cheating another,that's not a "good"
risk,its calculated stupidity. So today,I reach out to thousands of
youths like me,who were brought up in the light of having a normal job
and normal life. The truth is that you can never get anything and
succeed today if all you have to offer the world is "normal"(whatever
that may mean).
So get out of your comfort zone,experiment all those
ideas you have in your brain. Now is the best time to fail;because when
you make that same mistake at thirty-something,you run the greater risk
of being a failure for life.
Start now to take "good" risks that has
something in common with the future you're planning for yourself. As
for me,I have taken,I'm taking and I'll continue to stretch myself till I
see how far I can go. T.S Elliot made it very clear that only those who
risk going too far can realise how far they can go. So each time you
feel comfortable and want to fill your timeline and twitter handle with
funny updates of how stupid you've become,look at the bigger picture and
realise there's more to life.
Take "good" risks;get out of your comfort
zone. Trust me,you won't die,and what you fear might not even
happen...take that step. And as I convince you to decide on taking
"good" risks,I'll be waiting for when we will get to the Promised
Land,there you will pass me a glass of water and thank God for the gift
of grace for the race.
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