Extreme Kindness

Extreme Kindness

Taking Risks Video

Whether in our personal or professional lives, the elements of risk, chance and fate will sometimes come into play. I don’t always recommend putting yourself on top of a wild horse (as you will see in this video) but I surely am an advocate for taking positive risks in life. Success depends not just on preparation and hard work, but also an ability to take action and ride out a sometimes-bumpy ride.

Now saddle up and jump on those horses!

Also please feel free to send me links of any/all cool videos you might want to recommend. This particluar video was cut & produced by a young mister Dan Cox of Victoria B.C. He is also responsibile for Erik’s Hulk video of last week. Good job Dan!



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5 Responses to “Taking Risks Video”

  1. Jen Says:
    July 24th, 2006 at 10:43 am

    Oh. My. Goodness. That looks like so much fun! What happened to the horse when Erik got on? He get confused for a moment and think he was a monkey?

    It is funny that you write about postive risks. Fall of last year I started feeling very lethargic, like I was stuck in rut. I wasn’t all that excited about anything and nothing was really sparking my interest or curiosity, so for my New Years resolution I decided to make a change. I decided that every week of 2006 I was going to take a risk, try something new, experience life outside my comfort zone. (I am proud to say I haven’t missed a week yet!) It doesn’t have to be anything huge or earth-shattering, but it has to be something I’ve never done before: cook a new meal, go skydiving, attend a public lecture by myself, practice meditation for at least a month.

    I am enjoying it much more than I thought I would – I look forward to Sundays because it marks a new week and a new adventure. I’m also tracking my risks so that the last week of this year I can reward myself (although I don’t know with what yet … I welcome suggestions). Positive risks people! Challenge yourselves and you’ll be amazed at what you’re capable of!

    Love to grow,

  2. Brad Says:
    July 24th, 2006 at 11:33 am

    Hey Jen,

    I think it is great that you taking postive risks this year and keep letting us know how they turn out.

    I would suggest going surfing, nothing beats it.

  3. Jen Says:
    July 26th, 2006 at 9:57 am

    Surfing, eh? There isn’t a lot of surfing in Alberta that I am aware of (other than on the net). A road trip to BC is being tossed around for the end of August, but I wouldn’t know where to go when I got to the coast or who to ask for help. Any recommendations for companies to rent boards and suits from? Lessons? Prime spots? Surfing would be a really fun risk for me and a really entertaining site for everyone else since my center of balance is all but nonexistent: I trip over air walking around my neighborhood. :)

  4. Lyds Says:
    August 22nd, 2006 at 7:21 pm

    Hey brad, look at me i’m actually looking at your website finally! so risks eh? well i talk to random strangers every day. does that count? i doubt it. ok so here i shall tell you a goal i shall set for myself right now. a big risk i shall take. let’s see….o i know i’ll think of five questions to ask a guy i think is good looking so i wont come off as standoffish or pathetically shy. good one. ok i’ll see you in the wagon.

  5. DSD Says:
    October 30th, 2006 at 1:51 pm

    If we think about ‘risks’ as ‘adventures’, they somehow become much less threatening and a great deal more inviting…
    And a life of adventure is a life to be cherished…
    “Summit Stones & Adventure Musings” by DSD

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