The Risk of Being Right

You have to leave the city of your comfort and go into the wilderness of your intuition. You can’t get there by bus, only by hard work and risk and by not quite knowing what you’re doing. What you’ll discover will be wonderful. What you’ll discover will be yourself.

– Alan Alda

It seems like I spend a lot of my time in my head thinking about whether what I’m doing is right or wrong; whether I’m on the right path or the wrong path.

In fact, sometimes the internal debate that rages in my head over a decision I have to make causes me so much frustration that I get stymied in moving in any direction. I get stuck. Stalled.

The other day, however, I got to thinking, what if instead of worrying about whether I am on the right path or the wrong path, I took the risk of being right? What if I did my research, checked my motives, made my best discernment, then took a leap of faith and moved full speed ahead?

Taking the risk of being right, I realized, would free me from my internal debate, allow me to move forward with my plans and give me the freedom of living my life with no regrets. Taking the risk of being right would eliminate the stalemate I often run into, give me the courage to take action and move forward, trusting that even if my plan turns out wrong, at least I can say I tried.

Taking the risk of being right would require me to trust that my higher power will get me back on track if I head in the wrong direction.

So, I’m going to try it. I’m going to take the risk of being right and see where it leads me today. Who knows, I might even meet up with you on the path and together we can take a risk, trusting we’ll find ourselves along the way.

Game Plan: What decision are you trying to make, but find yourself stuck because you can’t determine which is the right path for you? What would happen if you gathered the facts, checked your motives, made your best discernment, and then took the risk of being right?

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