Yesterday I read an interesting article (mini article actually) about taking risks. This spoke to my soul. Several months as I was preparing to hike Pike’s Peak, I wrote about this to some degree. I’ve had a lot of successes in my past and it’s so incredibly easy to operate out of what I know what works. There’s nothing wrong with this, but is it really good enough. Seth Godin recently said “boring products produce boring profits and make a boring impact.” I wouldn’t go to the degree of saying anything we’re doing at Gateway is boring, but I’m not sure we’re taking any risks. I’m not.
The idea behind this article is that only 1/3 of the population venture into what is called the “Golden Third.” This is where risks are taken, but also where results are bigger and greater satisfaction is achieved. I’m not going t get all biblical on this subject and make the Bible say something that it doesn’t. However, when I read the stories of men and women in the Bible, I see men and women who took significant risks and BIG things happened.
Does this resonate with you? I’m mulling over this thought right now. We’ll soon be setting our goals for 2010 and I want to make some room for some big risks. What do you think?
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