Had I read it 2 years ago I would probably think that this is an interesting article, just not for me. Taking big risks was something I did occasionally, but never uncalculated ones. I always made sure I could land on my feet if things went wrong.
But then, during a summer where everything I had ever planned for my life did indeed go wrong and I started to go adrift, I somehow found the push I needed to pitch for a new project in the company I work for and they said yes. It was a huge change in my life. I spent months so anxious I could not sleep, because even though it was my project, I had no idea how to go about it. Suddenly I was responsible for this very important step in the company growth and zero training on how to do it (and no one around to teach me). I made A LOT of mistakes along the way, big and small, and always tried my hardest to learn from them. Still I kept going and somehow it started to work. We just hit the 1 year mark of the company’s new branch.
Who knew I was capable of such entrepreneurship? If I hadn’t just held my breath and jumped on that idea, I would probably never know (or believe) that about myself. I still have no idea what I’m doing, but now I’m confident that I can make it work just the same.