Nothing to Lose, Everything to Gain
When taking risk, we need courage.
When stepping out into the unknown, when we decide to live life off the map and outside of the rules, we need guts.
But when we think of courage, we think of what lies outside of us. The danger lurking around the corner. The wolf in sheep’s clothing. The evil hiding in wait.
We imagine a knight, clothed in armor, armed with a sword, who has set out to slay a dragon. Clothed in armor. Armed with a sword. His jaw set with determination. Overcoming all obstacles to win the princess.
The greatest danger to our dreams, though, is not something out there. It lies within.
The truth is, we are only willing to risk as much as we are willing to lose. We can only put something on the table by letting go of it.
- Are you afraid of losing your reputation?
- Of losing your money?
- Of losing your comfort?
- Of losing out on the American dream?
- Of losing your lifestyle?
- Of losing your life?
If so, then the dragon you must slay is you. The hands that hold so tightly to what you hold most dear.
When you have nothing to lose, then and only then, do you have everything to gain.
How do you live life? As someone with everything to lose? Or in such a way as to gain everything?
Tell us what you are afraid of losing in the comments.