The Surfer’s Guide to Taking Risks :: Articles :: 99U

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The Surfer’s Guide to Taking Risks :: Articles :: 99U.

A lovely short piece using surfing as a metaphor for taking risks to advance ourselves. A few snippets:

Get In the Water
“The more waves you go for, the more you’ll catch.”

Understand and Accept the Fear

Embrace Uncertainty

“There’s a moment on a wave known as “the drop.” It’s the moment when either our hopes are crushed or our hard work comes to fruition. (…)

Nothing in life is guaranteed and living your life according to a predetermined formula is not a guarantee of success. You can’t predict your company will succeed, your art will fly off gallery walls, or your love will be returned. You have to embrace the uncertainty of it all and remember that the more waves you go for, the more you’ll catch.”

Enjoy the Bliss 

Do It All Again 
“After you catch that first wave and the adrenaline kicks in, all you can think about is catching the next one.  (…)
The wipeouts of life and business are inevitable, but they’re never as bad as you think. It’s all just a part of surfing – and a part of living.”
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