Years ago, I read an interesting advert somewhere – Life is a Daring Adventure, or Nothing !!!
If you ponder upon this, it stands true in every aspect of our lives. Our lives journey is filled with decisions and choices that we make – sometimes in complete awareness and at times unconsciously putting things at risk. We relish and enjoy when taking risks has rewarded us with outcomes that we desired or at times, beyond that.
All of us are well versed with the phrases ‘Dare to Dream’ and ‘High Risk, High Reward’. In this blog, we are going to explore why taking risks and going beyond your fears changes the usual and builds a life practically with no regrets. Daring is not an option, It’s a MUST.
The dictionary defines the meaning of daring (of a person or action) adventurous or audaciously bold. A few other relatable words to daring are bold, fearless, brave and valiant.
Let us for a moment pay attention to these above words. Ask yourself a few questions.
- Do you often associate these traits with successful people?
- Would you admire an individual possessing these qualities?
- Are these people usually looked upon as leaders in our society?
These traits are not the usual ones that we would find in majority people. What makes these attributes so attractive and commendable?
Daring is usually a path that people choose stepping out of their comfort zone. In most people it does not come naturally in-built. It’s a product created out of our environment where we have been raised and chosen to stick to. Daring is the willingness to take risks and being prepared to face the worst.
No better examples can justify daring then the examples from History. One of my favourites is the story of Alexander III of the ancient greek kingdom of Macedon, who in his 15 years of conquest, never lost a battle and hence was called – Alexander the Great.
Lets look at some key facts about Alexander.
- He fought his first battle at the Age of 18 and won
- He succeeded his father to the throne at the Age of 20
- Alexander was just about 5 feet, average size for the greek man of that era
- His military tactics and strategies are still studied in military academies today
- He won battles and named more than 70 cities after his name
How do you see an 18 year old boy setting out his eye to conquer the world and winning over 20 battles staying undefeated.
How I see it is, that boy dared to dream. He dared to conquer the world. His age didn’t stop him. He had no experience on his hands nor the world’s largest army. His physical size did not hinder his risk taking ability. When he set out, he didn’t fear battling enemies who were more powerful than him. All he knew was that he was willing to dare and set out on his adventure of conquering the world. And he did.
In life, we often choose to stick to the track, our safety zone. We stop taking risks or getting to know adventure and daring to follow our dreams. We become a by-product of our comfortable environment and that limits us succeeding at things that we could have achieved – if we dared enough.
So, head out and Dare. After all, Life is a Daring Adventure, or Nothing !!!