Words of wisdom often come along unexpectedly and from odd sources. Today I was standing at a self serve counter at a supermarket. I was spooning olives into a container when I overheard a snippet of conversation.
The scenario is this: There is a young man questioning his future. Should he return to University to work on a Masters Degree? He was voicing his fears about money and about whether or not it would pay off down the road. The woman he was confiding with had some simple, great advice. She said, "If you know this is what you want, then take the risk. You have to take risks to get what you want. Take the risk." It was obvious that this man did want to fulfill this dream and he did want to take the risk. He just needed someone to give him a bit of encouragement. As I wheeled my cart away, the discussion had moved on to where he would live and how he could finance this. Sounds like he had a person he could room with as well as some ways to get the needed funds. He was getting more excited by his decision by the minute.
So perhaps you are reading this blog and you have a dream you are questioning pursuing. Allow me to pass on today's supermarket wisdom. "If you know this is what you want, then take the risk. You have to take risks to get what you want. Take the risk."