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.