Those who can’t take risks are so often wary of those who can.

They criticise them.

They try to talk them out of their madness.

They find reasons to justify their own safe, ordinary existence.

To them, adventures are unnecessary and avoidable.

But those who can’t take risks are sadly unable to live to their potential.

They stay the same.

They become stale.

They cover their ears, avert their eyes and try to protect themselves.

They swim in the shallow end.

They stay in the same bland cubicle, doing the same bland work for years.

They struggle to love and receive love.

They struggle to forgive and receive forgiveness.

Every successful person has had critical moments when they took significant risks to get the breakthrough that they were after, ignoring those risk averse people who would have held them back if they let them.

Today, I just want to say, please don’t listen to those who can’t take risks.

And please, please, please don’t become one.