There are no guarantees. From the viewpoint of fear, none are strong enough.
From the viewpoint of love, none are necessary. – Emmanuel
Good morning! So often in life we want a guarantee. You have undoubtedly realized how the business of extended selling warranties has become a main source of revenue for retailers. We will pay a few extra hundred dollars for the safety and comfort brought by a warranty on a new electronic.
We often bring this same desire for a guarantee to our personal life. We want to try something new, but we are fearful. We long to know our energy will not be wasted. We wan to believe… but What if? We want to try a new career or implement a new idea, but we need reassurance to warrant the risk. We seek some reassurance that we will be better off for taking a chance. When people cannot find reassurance they often withdraw and do not take a chance.
But we have to learn to dance with life without a guarantee. We have to reach past our fears and embrace risk if we are to discover the path to fulfillment. For the greatest things in life aren’t backed by guarantee but by risk, belief, and courage.
What have you been withdrawing from in your own life because there is no guarantee? Is there an idea you would like to implement? A career you would like to pursue? A new hobby you want to try? A relationship you want to take to a new level? A belief you would like to believe? How would a 100% guarantee change your behavior? Consider acting that way now–even without the guarantee.
I embrace life as it is, not as I need it to be.