|Are You a Risk ANALYST or a Risk TAKER???|
So I'm watching Ben Stiller (I
Epiphany: I.Am.NOT.Sasha.Fierce.But.I.AM.Rueben.Feffer. Ohhh snap! Like Reuben and his mixed nuts phobia, I do not/will not eat or drink behind someone else. I mean, I cannot sip from someone else's drink (esp. if a straw is involved - backwash horrors!) Visions of ANY virus prevents me from doing so. I will not take this time to elaborate on my laundry list of phobias - I have a ton-load of them. But if I'm being honest, I will acknowledge that with almost every opportunity in life that has been presented to me - I have evaluated more the RISKS involved than the potential BENEFITS. And by doing so, I have CLOSED doors before they were even OPEN. Unnecessarily. Honestly, the whole risk-evaluating thing is quite exhausting. "Should I do this? Should I do that? What if this? What if that?"...It never stops. A few years of this Reuben-type behavior would turn anybody into a Polly. Indecisive. Uncommitted. Flaky.
Sometimes in life, maybe you don't always need to evaluate the risks. Sometimes it's more important to evaluate the benefits. Count the costs - yes. Contemplate the CONS as well as the PROS - yes. But DO.CONTEMPLATE.THE.PROS. And maybe just focus on those. And if the risks involved are minimal and not harmful to you or others, why not take a page from Nike and JUST DO IT? There are a ton of 'witty' risks quotes out there but my favorite is this:
"Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore."
Taking risks requires courage. Perhaps "Risk Analyst" is just a fancy title for...PUNK.