I think it’s time for a little reflection on the year of 23, my most challenging year yet. For the next few days I’m going to share with you my top four lessons / experiences from the year of 23. Ready?
– Exposure to the chance of injury or loss; a hazard or dangerous chance.
– The hazard or chance of loss. The degree of probability of such loss.he amount that the insurance company may lose.
– A person or thing with reference to the hazard involved in insuring him, her, or it.
– To expose to the chance of injury or loss; hazard.
– To venture upon; take or run the chance of.
During the year of 23 I took a huge risk and moved my life to New York with very few supporters and the fear of failure perched on my shoulder. My friend Shannon spent almost every morning for months calculating this risk with me, it was that big of a deal. 7 months into my move, 7 months of questioning if I did the right thing and 7 months of trying to adjust, I can proudly say this was the best decision I have made to date. I am scared, excited, out of my comfort zone and more, but I honestly can not imagine myself anywhere else.
The lesson? You have to, have to step outside of your comfort zone. You have to, have to help yourself. Taking risks is about learning and growing, making mistakes and figuring out what works. Being alone in a strange place with self-esteem issues and other issues I’ll later on discuss this week, has helped me to become a little more comfortable in my skin. If I didn’t move away from my comfortable life in Rhode Island, I would have become complacent… and complacency is for losers. It’s for people who are afraid of the world’s potential. Complacency is for people who are satisfied with being just okay. I say it all the time. It’s on my mirror, it’s in my office and it’s soon to be etched into my siblings minds: Be Great, Be Phenomenal. You can not accomplish much without taking a few risks.0