Musings A to Z Challenge: R

Challenge:  Write a short paragraph (100 words or less) daily on a topic beginning with the sequential letter of the alphabet.


Risk-taking is part of growing, learning and maturing.  Without risks, we would never learn anything new, or develop our skill bases, or grow into new areas of expertise – after all, an expert is just someone who’s practised, studied and learned enough about a particular topic to earn the title.  Mistakes are intrinsic to the learning process, and that’s especially difficult for perfectionists to accept.  People who are afraid of making mistakes will be more reluctant to risk trying anything incalculable, and therefore in the end, will learn less and succeed less than those willing to step out into uncharted waters.

Risk - Albert Einstein


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2 responses to “Musings A to Z Challenge: R

  1. I took risks to study voice when nothing I ever did pleased Mom. I took risks at being the first in our family to attend and graduate college, as a woman to go into a profession. Another risk when I started PA school at age 47, risks when I moved far away to work even with Ray injured living here. Now risks at becoming an author at age 75. I think I’ve been quite successful, actually, in spite of failures along the way. Thanks for sharing this.

  2. More power to you! You’ve earned respect and honour along the way… ❤

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