It's all about taking a risk
Updated: May 9, 2022
How far would humanity progress if no one took any risks? Chances are we would still be living in the stone ages. Chances are that we would be boring individuals living similar lives.
I have been having a little self doubt in myself recently. Mostly because I just put thousands of dollars into a non-profit business when I am 19 and haven't built up a steady income. Most people who start non profits are older and possibly retired. Not me.
Yesterday I was going over all of this in my head and I was just thinking about whether or not this was the right thing to do. And then I came to the realization that this is absolutely the right thing to do. The timeliness and relevance of a project like this is so important right now and spending a little bit of money is well worth the investment if it means that it positively impacts other people.
My entire life has revolved around taking risks, some have worked and some have not, but after every risk I have taken I have learned a lesson and that is the most important part. If I didn't take any risks, if I didn't start up a non profit right now I would probably be some average guy who goes out 3 times a week and just does schoolwork. That life is way too normal for me, what is the reward in that? And I never go out on the weekends mostly because I am working on Inspire Others or I am bartending. Will I regret not having the "normal college experience", I doubt it. My goals revolve around trying to change the world, not trying to have fun for a night. Is that a bit arrogant to say? Maybe, but that is just how my brain operates, I can't help it.
I am so passionate about this project of mine that everything else in life takes a back seat. Sometimes that is a good thing and sometimes that is a bad thing, just gotta roll with it.
The greater the risk, the better the story. When I die I want my story to be filled with eye opening moments. The stories that people tell should be filled with envy, not in a selfish way though.
So if I could give any advice to my younger self or the younger generation it would be to take more of a risk and to never doubt myself. Life is too short to second guess yourself, it is all about saying "fuck it" and going for it.