“Fortune sides with him who dares.” Virgil, ancient Roman poet.
Why do so few people dare to fulfill their life’s dream?
Some of the craziest events in my life were done with no forethought whatsoever.
That may also explain what happened right after the thought that was not considered prior to taking action.
Do you remember your first time off the high dive at the local pool?
You did not want to be the kid who walked cautiously out to the end of the high dive, looking down and then retreating for the stand.
Your first time on the high dive, you did not look and you did not think.
You ran toward the end of the board and off you went.
It was not pretty.
But you did it.
You did not think.
In my current job, my assigned mentor is 23 years old.
I was already 32 years old when this kid was even born.
But I love the relationship we are building.
One, he is incredibly smart.
Two, he is incredibly gifted at mentoring.
And almost every morning, when we are in the planning stages for the day, he says, “Don’t think about it. Just do it.”
That makes total sense to me.
We can over analyze life so much until we become so obliterated with information we’re not even sure how to interpret the information into a concise and planned out direction.
Within the next twenty four hours, dare to do something beyond your capacity to think through it.
Tell yourself, this time you will do it.
I wrote a friend of mine a handwritten note today who had been recently laid off from work.
After years at his company and decades in a particular field he will soon be unemployed.
At the end of the note, I wrote, “Fortune sides with him who dares.” Virgil, ancient Roman poet.
Go for “it”! Whatever “it” is, dare to do “it”!
Find your dare and then take it.