“If you take risks and face your fate with dignity, there is nothing you can do that makes you small; if you don’t take risks, there is nothing you can do that makes you grand, nothing.” Nassim Nicholas Taleb
I’ve been thinking about this quote from one of my favorite authors, Nassim Nicholas Taleb
. As I’m getting older each day, I’m beginning to get into the habit of looking for patterns in my life. Trying to dissect where I got lucky and where things didn’t work out in my professional and personal endeavors.
I can’t think of one BIG risk I took, whether it was telling someone I loved them and not knowing if my affections would be reciprocated, or taking down an entire subdivision of raw land in a small town in Texas having no idea if those parcels would sell, that I regret.
Even going mountain biking this summer in Vail and hurting myself on the mountain I don’t regret. It was loads of fun until it wasn’t and I got a great scar and story from it!
I can’t think of one risk I took where looking back it didn’t serve me in some important way. I learned faster from big mistakes and I gained HUGE amounts of confidence in the risks that paid off allowing me to continue taking on incrementally bigger bets in my life.
For those of you just starting your land investing journey, I bet dollars to donuts you were so excited about getting started with the Investors Toolkit
you couldn’t sleep that night!
It’s an amazing feeling when we are living on that edge of failure not knowing if our new adventure is going to work for us or not. In a real way, we feel most alive in those moments.
The question is, how can we create more of these special ? Email me a story of a risk you took and what you gained from it at [email protected]
I’ll publish the best story next week in the digest so we can all as a community benefit from it!
“It’s not because things are difficult that we dare not venture. It’s because we dare not venture that they are difficult.” — Seneca