Are you tip-toeing at the moment ?
If so, I have some advice for you.
You are not here to leave beautiful corpses.
I broke my arm once when I was a boy.
My uncle said that the only people who’ve never broken a bone, are cowards (He was tough old Greek).
If you’re too scared to climb trees, jump off sheds, pull tricks with your bike or get into a bit of biffo, you might be lucky. You might get through childhood without breaking anything.
But do you want to spend the best years of your life wrapped up in cotton wool?
I don’t know if I’d recommend everyone taking life advice from that particular uncle, but on this occasion, his words stuck with me.
Life is risky. That’s kind of what makes it exciting.
And you can maybe get away without taking any knocks – maybe you can leave a lovely corpse in your coffin that doesn’t have any scars – but the only way to do that is to live a small life.
It’s to live your life wrapped up in cotton wool, not taking any gambles, any chances. Not risking anything.
But that is smaller than your life would naturally be, and it’s smaller than the life you should be living.
We’re not here to create beautiful corpses.
We’re here to live bold and beautiful lives – to create epic stories and take ourselves on wonderful adventures. Start businesses, fall in love, grow empires, eat risky foods from street-side vendors in Asia.
And we’re here to break bones, break hearts, go bankrupt three times and then leave an ugly corpse with the life completely squeezed out of it.
This is what you are here to do.
So go out and break something.
You’ll thank me for it.
Go for it.