6. They Don’t Fear Taking Calculated Risks
They don’t take reckless or foolish risks, but don’t mind taking calculated risks. Mentally strong people spend time weighing the risks and benefits before making a big decision, and they’re fully informed of the potential downsides before they take action.
One of the things I’ve feared in life is not trying something. I never wanted to be some “rum-dumb” sitting on a bar stool in a darkened VFW somewhere, telling the “rum-dumb” next to me, “You know, I coulda ya-da, ya-da, ya-da…, and I woulda been rich as hell!” Only to wait for my current best buddy to reply, “Gawd-damned right!” as we both stared deeply into our beers! Nah, I would rather try something and fail, than not try it at all. But the key to it all is to not take reckless or foolish risks!
I want to introduce you to a book that serves as inspiration for me. “The War of Art,” by Steven Pressfield. If you have any ‘creativity’ at all, read Steve’s book. It will put all this in perspective…