The Greatest, Most Dangerous Risk of All

Hubby and I were discussing this quote and how it applies to our lives.

We continue to take steps forward to make our homesteading dream a reality, but we fear taking too big a step.  As a result, we inch our way along, putting our dream in a weird holding pattern while we wait for the perfect moment.   But what if the perfect moment never comes?  Is there really any moment that is truly perfect?

In essence, by not taking a risk on our dream, we risk spending more months and years of our lives staying in the same place.  Staying in a place we really don’t want to be.  We need to take different risks to make our dream become reality.  We need to quit fearing failure, but instead be afraid to not try.

No more inching forward. It’s time to begin taking bigger steps forward.


  1. It really IS such a puzzling balance – unless, we suppose, on were born wealthy. By delaying gratification – watching our money, putting off acquiring wished for items and experiences, we sometimes set ourselves up for a nice payoff. But there remains this nagging doubt, often, that we should just go and do Now. We still haven’t completely worked it out. We self-check often, though, asking ourselves at any given point, “Are we putting our lives on hold.” If it feels like we are, that’s definitely a sign to make changes. Thanks for the interesting post.

    • Yes, it is a puzzling balance. Yet, we all have one chance to live our lives and by waiting until we have everything in place means we’re not living our life doing what we really want to do. And will we ever really have everything in place?

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