"Take The Risk" Canvas Art by IKONICK
Picture yourself on the cliff edge of a canyon. On one side is your current life. Nothing new. Nothing risked. Nothing lost or gained. Just the comfort you've always known. But on the other is a possibility. The unknown.
There is no bridge leading across the canyon because no one has crossed it yet. That job is up to you. It's still uncharted territory. So you have a choice: Stay where you've always been, living the life you've always lived, or take the risk and leap across the gap to the other side.
Looking down from the edge makes the consequences apparent right away. There is no net to catch you and you don't get a second attempt if you fall. So the fear creeps in and you back away from the ledge.
One step, then another, retreating from the abyss to comfortable territory. But with every step backward, the gap seems to shrink. And the other side becomes more and more attractive.
So you take a step forward. Then another. You pick up speed and find yourself running. Anything less than 100% effort and you won't make it. Now you're in a full-on sprint. You get to the edge, plant your foot, and jump.
Think about the life you want to live. It could be a specific job you want, a house, or some new skill you want to learn. That's your canyon. The goal might seem too far away to achieve and the fear of not making it might convince you to play it safe, but if you don't take the risk you'll never know what more you could have been on the other side of the gap.
You only get one chance at life. If you let the fear of failure prevent you from taking risks, you're wasting it. That's all there is to it. Nothing ventured, nothing gained.
"Take the Risk" original canvas wall artwork from IKONICK is a potent visual to encourage you to live courageously. Whatever canyons you come to throughout your day, let this piece give you the confidence to take the leap and scale the gap. There is always something better on the other side—if you’re willing to take the risk.