We remember inventors, explorers, and entrepreneurs by their successes instead of their persistence in the face of uncertainty.
The common elements that unite these groups is their willingness to take calculated risks & the perseverance to persist in spite of seeming failure.
None of them went into any endeavor with the intent to fail but neither was success guaranteed.
As an immuno-compromised patient, it was difficult to be in public.
You don’t know what type of infection that you’ll absorb in the environment.
But, I have to take the risk.
This 2017, I went out of my comfort zone.
I created more memories with my wife and my friends.
I traveled to places, I’ve never been before.
I explored North Luzon and visited pilgrimage sites like the Our Lady of Manaoag in Pangasinan together with my family.
I experienced Kapampangan hospitality in Angeles, Pampanga during my radiation therapy sessions. I discovered the Carmel Monastery and listened to wonderful homilies and also the devotion to Apung Mamakalulu.
I went to Divisoria again after so many years. The hustles and bustles in the most visited market place in the Philippines was teeming with energy.
I completed the Simbang Gabi novena masses and witnessed the Christmas traditions in Amadeo, Cavite.
I met different types of people and immensely enjoyed their company.
I was able to see life from another perspective.
Indeed, risks makes the journey in life more meaningful.
What did you risk for 2017?
As we plunge into 2018, take more risks and go beyond the horizon.
“The uncertainties in life are so uncertain for us to determine the kind woe we shall be entangled in in the next future. When you stay dormant, your life is at risk; when you dare to take a step, you take a step to take a risk. We have a choice. Yes! A choice to choose to dare to get to our real reasons on earth or to choose to live in mediocrity and conformity, but, we ought to note that, it is riskier to risk nothing when the life we live is always at risk.” – Ernest Agyemang Yeboah
You are abundantly blessed!