With Risk Come Rewards

“Go out on a limb. That’s where the fruit is.”
— Jimmy Carter

Ah…summer time, full of adventures. A lovely break,  when we try new experiences, getting out of our normal routine, often in the outdoors. With friends, family, or alone it seems summer weather makes it easier for us to step out of our offices and out our comfort zone. Trying new things-- Hiking, rafting, cycling, road trips, or even just sleeping outdoors under the stars. It’s a time to shake things up! 

And it’s a reminder to us year-round, of the wonderful benefits we experience when we take a risk and do something outside of the norm, from reaching out to new partners or colleagues, to taking a class about a subject we know nothing about. We learn, discover new competencies, create resiliency. As Eleanor Roosevelt once stated: “Do one thing every day that scares you.”  This is the path to growth and richness of experience that make us who we are.