Daily Quote

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Human beings like to push the envelope, fight in the arena, blaze a new trail and test their limits. Every individual has a unique, set of tolerable risks. Not all mountaineers want to climb Mount Everest, some prefer to base jump from a two-thousand-foot cliff. It is all about the precise balance of risk vs. reward. We have different definitions of acceptable danger. In accessing our tolerance, we consider our special skill which gives us certain advantages and we define our compelling reason.

There are thousands of reasons to quit, to stay in a safe place, to not try. To succeed, you must dig deep and identify your main purpose, your motivation to groom your mental and physical strength. It will push you to discover the unknown when others would stop, it is what keeps you going.

What is your reason to create your story?

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Keep on writing.

Jo Hawk The Writer

2 thoughts on “Daily Quote

  1. I watched Hannold’s climbing movie last fall. I can’t reconcile the intersection of risk and reward in his situation. Not dying on his Free Solo attempt at El Captain relied too heavily on luck.

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    • Exactly. I cannot fathom risk vs reward calculation on hundreds of activities people do. But they do inspire me to risk more on the humdrum (non life threatening) goals I want to achieve.

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