I met a colleague today who happens to be a counsellor.
We had a brief conversation between the coffee shop and our next meetings. He said something that has stuck with me long after this afternoon’s hallway chat.
We were talking about making big life decisions and he said, (paraphrased) if something makes you feel a bit scared, but good scared, go for it…if it makes you feel bad scared, stay away. In other words, high chance behaviour like speeding in your car and texting is not good. Taking a chance where the outcome is simply the flip of a coin…not good.
BUT…taking a calculated risk that still makes you feel a little nervous, that’s good. In fact that can act as fuel to push you forward.
Too many people, he said, had told him over the years that as they hit 50, 60 and beyond, had wished they took a risk.
Nervous good? Nervous bad?
Interesting thought for the day!