I fear unsecured situations. When I imagine myself not sure if I will be able to pay the rent at the end of the month, it scares the heck out of me. I really admires people who are capable to invest their savings to build their own companies, most of them taking huge risks. But not me, guess I am kind of risk averse.
I never believe in those eager risk takers, avid investors or intrepid risk takers, who tell you about how to achieve personal realization and reach dreams, in just two moves. My skeptical side, keep trying to find facts to demonstrate how they wrong they are, and search for examples where too much risk ends in failure and loss.
What we usually hear are the stories of the few who made it through a “breakthrough” moments or through a bold and risky move. But what if there are thousands that failed with the same strategy? What if the gasoline that push the machine going is just persistance? People who did it because they had not option. What if the secret of sucess was trying again and again, and learning from every trial.
Some people start doing “his or her thing” when options are: to survive or to end on the street. Others put out there their dream and keep pushing until somebody believes on them. Honestly I feel that those stories are more frequent than the ocassional case who just strike the ball in the right moment. Maybe persistance will not guarantee success, but at least if you fail you will have more shots to give. And if you fail, you will always have the chance to fail better next time, and get near to your goal.
“You might never fail on the scale I did,” Rowling told that privileged audience. “But it is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not have lived at all—in which case, you fail by default.