Are you a daredevil or do you take calculated steps? It is better to be safe than sorry! An associate recently reviewed the path of his successful career. It occurred to him that his recent entrepreneurial experience had him freehandedly “walking a tightrope without a net!” Strangely, he did not realize that his journey was net-less as he was so entrenched in the company’s day to day operation that he had not taken the time to look down. Fear he didn’t have! Sometimes, what you don’t see or know remove fear because the negative consequences are not visibly before your eyes. However, once the wool is pulled away, the dangers become conspicuously obvious. The negative realities stare you directly in your face. Then, the realization of not having a safety net is akin to being in the middle of the lake with no paddle! To survive, refocusing is necessary so that bad outcomes don’t defeat you. The time has come to reset the precautionary warning signals that implied trust convinced you to remove. Equipped with armors of courage, strength, resources, and knowledge, you are now prepared to walk into greener pastures with keener vision, balance and wisdom. For certain, as embodied in William Ernest Henley’s “Invictus,” we are “the masters of our fate; the captains of our souls.” Learn from the past. Be wise; be smart!
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