Risk Averse? Practice Going Into the Unknown

blog el 2 2.6.14It’s been said that many lawyers are risk averse, that we like to play it safe.  Now I’m not sure if that means the type of person who chooses to become a lawyer is by nature risk averse, or rather if it is a trait acquired in law school or while practicing.  In any event, it is a characteristic that we at times must overcome to stand tall in who we are and follow our dreams with vision and purpose.

A book that has inspired me to live courageously is Osho’s, “Courage: The Joy of Living Dangerously”.  This philosophical piece, bursting at its binding with wisdom, begins with this sentence: “Courage means going into the unknown in spite of all the fears.”  Osho further states, “[c]ourage does not mean fearlessness.”  Yes!  Courage does not mean fearlessness.  However, Osho goes on to explain that the more we are courageous, the less fear we will feel.

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