“A little child derives all of his pleasure in life from the grace he puts upon life. He waves a magic hand and turns all manner of interesting things into being out in the society. Where does he do this? He goes down and he looks at the cop. Here’s this big, strong brute of a man riding this iron steed, up and down. Boy, he’d like to be a cop. Yes sir, he’d sure like to be a cop! Twenty-five years later, he looks at that cop riding up and down, checking his speedometer and says, ‘Doggone these cops!’
“Well, what’s changed here? Has the cop changed? No. Just the attitude toward the cop. One’s attitude toward life makes every possible difference in one’s living. You know, you don’t have to study a thousand ancient books to discover that fact. But sometimes it needs to be pointed out again that life doesn’t change so much as you.”
“Yes, risk taking is inherently failure-prone. Otherwise, it would be called sure-thing-taking.”
Author, Tim McMahon
Your action for today is to do something that would not be considered a safe bet, yet there will be a substantial payoff if it works.