Daily Archives: August 19, 2009

playing it safe in an unsafe world


Playing safe is probably the most unsafe thing in the world. You cannot stand still. You must go forward.”   Robert Collier


Growth comes not when you are at a standstill but when you are moving full speed towards a new destination.   Entropy takes over when we aren’t constantly working on improving ourselves in some dimension.  

In the women’s 10 km run at the world championships the runner in the lead just barely lost to the runner who had drifted back in the final sprint only to recover and push forward for victory.   The lady running in first place thought she had the victory in her hands only to discover that in a flash that victory was gone.  The lady in first place thought her victory was safe.


In every aspect of your life there needs to be new growth.  It might not be growth in all areas of your life at the same time yet there must be new growth.   New growth isn’t always easy.  Sometimes growth is challenging and painful.   When you can take time to reflect on the experience you will see that you met the challenge and that you did indeed grow, perhaps in unexpected ways.

Are you standing still?