Going All In

10-5-2011 5-18-18 PM

It’s definitely been a challenging couple of weeks.  I’ve had to do a lot of self realization and reflection.  I’ve spent an unusually large amount of time engulfed in my thoughts, and for those of you who have known me for a long time you probably know I tend to spend too much time there as it is.  I’ve had a lot of tough choices to consider and ponder, and it’s lead me on a journey to try to discover more about myself than I have every known.  In the simplest of terms, I’ve been considering what do we have to do in order to better understand risks balanced with opportunities in life.  I found a unique metaphor with this inside the concept of a poker game:  every once in a while, you just have to gamble and go all in.

A lot of times we spend time in private debate and are unsure of our directions in life.  We spend so much time in “what if’s” and “what could be’s”.  Sometimes we opt to just play things safe and stay rooted in what we know and what we have.  We get to a point where the sanctuary and safety of convenience keeps us rooted.  But what happens when that just isn’t enough anymore?  What happens when you reach a point where you just want more?

We all have to determine for ourselves what things are important in life.  We have to determine the things that really matter.  It’s different for us all.  A lot of times we struggle to find out exactly what that may be, but on occasion circumstances shine like a star on the horizon and we take a moment to look up and wonder if we could just get there.  How do we get there?  Sometimes, we just have to roll the dice and go for broke.

So how do we do this?  Sometimes we just decide it’s time for a change and we go for it.  Other times we spend some time and ponder changes then approach with calculated strategy.  Sometimes we reach out to others that might offer us some insight that we may not have previously considered.  Either way, there is generally an element of risk in pursuing change.  There is the unknown of what we might find on the other side.  We are never certain whether things could be better or not…we only have hope.  Yet at the same time, as I discussed in my previous post regarding the crossroads of life, we have a decision to make or else we are not moving at all.

One thing I will say about venturing forth into change is don’t be afraid to put the wheels in motion.  “Nothing ventured, nothing gained” could not be more true.  We never know what our possibilities might be unless we decide to give risks a chance.  Sometimes we just need to look through the door and peek around about bit before walking through.  If we decide that things in our life need to be better, we need to have a plan for change.  Whether that change involves making a choice to put ourselves in a place of new happiness or rebuilding the happiness where we are is our choice, but either way we are placing importance on what is importance to us.

One way or another, I will find the answers I have been looking for because I choose to seek them.  If we simply bottle them up and do not consider our path, we never experience the opportunities for a better life.  Stay open minded and focus on the things that are important to you.  I will find my answers in some fashion because I stay resolved to find them, as I hope all of you will as well.

~ by bfmooz on October 5, 2011.

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