Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Being safe vs being smart

When we were growing up, our parents were always concerned for our well-being. With our best interest in mind, our parents said to us things like "be careful" or "you're going to hurt yourself." What they indirectly said (and unknowingly) is that we are not capable enough. Say that enough time, and eventually we'll start believing it.

From this comes the common mentality of being safe. "gotta play it safe." Albert Einstein once said that insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. So many people play it safe. While you worth risk a lot, you don't gain either. If you want to live a different lifestyle from everyone else, you must do things differently. Remember there's a difference between being smart and being safe. Think about it.

There's a difference between being safe and being smart

Being safe means not taking risks and not gaining anything
Being smart is making calculated risks to make appreciable gains.

One is certainly more comfortable than the other, but the other will help you realize your dreams.

Which would you rather be?

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