Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Thoughts on Risking Failure

I cut my hair off. I've been wanting to cut it short for a long time but was too afraid. Today I finally took the risk and guess what? I love it.

This makes me wonder how much we miss because we're too afraid to risk failure. Brennan Manning, author of Souvenirs of Solitude, puts it like this:
"Each of us pays a heavy price for our fear of falling flat on our faces. It assures the progressive narrowing of our personalities and prevents exploration and experimentation. As we get older, we do only the things we do well. There is no growth in Christ Jesus without some difficulty and fumbling. If we are going to keep on growing, we must keep on risking failure throughout our lives."


Jess at Thula jewelry said...

I think we sometimes think too much and give fear to much of a chance to overwhelm us, i think sometimes.. its better to not think and just do.

Elisabeth said...

Beautiful!!!........ And you're haircut is H-O-T!

Annie said...

Jess, I agree! I always wish I had one of those personalities that could dive headlong into something without looking back.