“Daring doesn’t have to be associated with launching rockets into space, building multi-million dollar companies or letting it all ride at the roulette table. For some people, daring can mean just getting themselves out of bed in the morning when it is the last thing they want to do. Or ending a toxic relationship that was not only making them sad but also putting them in physical danger. Or talking to their kids about the bullying they inflicted at school to discourage their kids from becoming bullies.

Sometimes, daring can be as simple as looking in the mirror and trying, trying. Daring to accept the person who is looking back at me.

At this moment in my life, I am being daring and making mistakes in about equal measure. I think that ratio is pretty good, actually. Because I know the day I start really fearing making mistakes again (as I did for so many years) is also the day that I stop being daring.

And I settle.

And retreat back inside my head.

And die.

People without daring in their life – and, therefore, seemingly without mistakes in their life – die a few times before their actual death. I don’t want that for me. I want to see how far I can get. I want to see what I can learn. And who I can be.

So, just for today, I can get myself out of bed. I can stay the course. I can be connected without being fearful of connection. And I can dare myself to see – just see – what’s over the horizon and then take a big, definitive step towards it.”

From my book, Reboot Your Thinking. 28 Days to Think Different, Be Better. Grab a copy (book, e-book, audiobook) from here

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