It’s easy for NFL teams to settle for field goals.

They get reasonable field position, but don’t want to risk getting that far without getting something in return, so they take the kick, bank the 3 points and try to get a stop on defense.

It’s safe.

It’s almost guaranteed.

It’s still a score.

But what if they could do better?

Great teams take the risk of throwing or running for a touchdown.

They don’t settle for 3 points, when they can get 7.

The plays that make the highlight reel are the big ones.

Yes, there is a time for field goals.

But taking the safe option shouldn’t be the default.

So let me encourage you today to take a risk.

To go for it.

To head for the end zone.