Daring Chances{1}

“Behold the turtle.  He makes progress only when he sticks his neck out.” 
                                  ~James Bryant Conant

Chances are like choices.  Most of us take them.  A couple of us study them.  A few of us are afraid of them.  But all of us should embrace them implicitly.

I say we make the choice right here and now to embrace taking chances.  If we don’t take chances, we won’t grow.  It is important to see the possibilities.  It is imperative that we facilitate our own risks and jump.  I’ve said it before and I stand behind my words.  If we leap the net will appear.

Taking chances is so important that if we don’t take chances we could miss out on our own greatness.  Think about it.  If Edison didn’t keep taking chances we wouldn’t have light.  If Franklin didn’t take chances he wouldn’t have become America’s most influential Founding Father.  If Einstein stopped testing his own theories he would have never discovered his theory of relativity.

The unknown can be scary.  But the unpredictable nature of a new outcome, discovery or invention can change our lives as we know it.  And possibly the lives of others.  How exciting.

When we appropriate the advancement of our own futures, breakthroughs transpire.  If we dare to believe in the impossible, the possible happens.  If we continue to risk the mediocrity of complacency, progress is inevitable.

We are faced with opportunities to take chances when we least expect them.  It is up to us to choose what to do with these moments.  Chances are ours for the taking.  They are little gifts to show us how great we are and how our own possibilities are endless.

Release your limiting beliefs and take a chance today.  Chance the unknown, unchartered, unexplored realms of possibility and watch the magic unfold before your very eyes.

As my favorite wizard, Mr. Magorium said, “Life is an extravaganza so rise to the occasion”*

* Mr. Magorium’s Wonder Emporium, Mandate Pictures, Walden Media and Film Colony.