Bold Decisions Create Bold Results

by Michael Berry on July 2, 2014

Take learning to drive, for instance. You can choose to learn to drive a regular car, or you could choose to learn to drive a race car. They are in effect different levels of a similar skill, but they require different degrees of decision-making.
Learning to drive a car allows one to control a vehicle under slow, controlled and perhaps monotonous conditions—lots of extra space, friendly pavement, limited cars on the road, safe braking distances, staged parking exercises and reduced dangerous scenarios.
Learning to drive a race car is learning to run a car on the edge of its limits. High speeds, heavy and close-moving traffic, banked pavement, tiny braking distances and constant imminent danger.
Both are equally reasonable choices based on what you want to achieve in your life. Your ability level is governed only by how boldly you, the driver, are willing to challenge yourself out on the roadway. The learning process certainly is more dangerous for you to become a race car driver, but in the long run it could be argued that it is safer—because once your skill level is at race car level, unexpected situations that could arise in everyday driving are easily handled by your race car skills, whereas the average driver might find himself totally ill-prepared to perform the necessary maneuvers.
As I discussed before, in the short term the safest bet appears to be conservative, but it is revealed the conservative person endures a slow and premature death of their dreams.  This is a very high price to pay.
Personal development is our business and our life.
Michael Berry
In personal development we learn that “we all see and experience the world not as it is, but as we are”.


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