A friend of mine, let’s call him Jack, has an interesting relationship with reality. Jack, you see, believes in a care-free policy with regards to future expectations. Being young and not having yet entered more demanding roles in his life, no doubt, makes this to affect his current situation only by a razor.
Take a moment to reflect on contemporary society and you are likely to be amazed by almost every aspect of it. Myself though, what amazes me the most, is the number of opportunities available at practically every turn. In addition, I’d like to think that we live in a society that is growing heavy with opportunities of any kind. Opportunities, like never before, to develop professionally, financially, become a self-actualized individual.
If you tend to find inspiration in the loser-turned-winner narrative, then Tony Horton’s story will captivate you right away. A kid from Long Island, with low self-esteem, speech impediment and lousy at both sports and school, he transformed his life, overcome adversity, and inspired millions of people along the way.
People often set larger-than-life goals, and though this doesn’t necessarily mean anything wrong, many fail to follow through. New Year resolutions are a perfect example. Perhaps even the timing of this article serves an obvious point – right around the end of this month most of us abandon our resolutions. By extension, we draw conclusions based upon a broken model.
Observing the concept of risk in a very crude sense, one thing becomes increasingly apparent – the pace of change is getting ever faster. And you and I are the perfect example. There is this huge gap between what risk meant for previous generations as opposed to what risk means to us, yet alone how new generations are perceiving the concept of risk.