Curious little road deep in Columbia County Oregon.

You’ll never know if you don’t take that first step though.

Your friends will tell you to be careful, be cautious.
Your family will doubt your ability to make it work.
Your advisors will discourage you from taking too much risk.
Even those that are closest to you will certainly discourage you from trying.

They’ll tell you “it’s cause they want what’s best.” They’ll explain “they have seen others try and it didn’t work for them, and they don’t want to see you get hurt.”

There’s some truth in that, I’m sure your friends and family don’t want you to get hurt, they don’t want to see you try and then have all your dreams crushed by the failure of your big ideas.

However, often it’s their lack of belief in themselves. It’s their lack of trying, their failure to go for their own dreams that they then put on you.

You’ll never know if you don’t try.

Try what you ask??

It’s different for each of us, it’s even different for each of us depending on where we are in life. For some, it’s as simple as picking up the phone and calling that person. You know the one. For others, it’s taking lessons to learn something new, something risky. For others still, it may be starting a new business, or going on a big adventure.

It doesn’t really matter what it is, what is important is that you do it, what matters is that you try. It doesn’t even matter so much that you succeed, but that you try.

Sure, you may get hurt, you may fail entirely, and that won’t be fun, but the experience is almost always still worth it. The experience, the wisdom, the sharing of life with those around you is almost always worth the risk.

??There is freedom waiting for you,
On the breezes of the sky,
And you ask ?What if I fall??
Oh but my darling,
What if you fly???

? Erin Hanson


Chris Behnke

Inspiration from the Instagram post:

Adventure awaits just around the bend.

Why not take the risk and see what’s out there? You’ll probably be surprised and you’ll for sure learn something.

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