Take A Risk

I’ve always been somewhat of a picky eater. As I have gotten older, my palate has stretched, but a part of me will always be a picky eater.

A little more than a year ago, my writing group was looking for a restaurant to host our holiday party. The problem was, and still is that we have a variety of food tastes among the members of the group.

Then someone recommended Budda Bodai Kosher One in New York City’s Chinatown. Kosher food I am used to. Chinese food, I eat once in a while. But that fact that the food is kosher, vegan and Chinese was a combination that made me a little nervous.

Instead of finding an excuse to not go to the party, I swallowed my fear and went to dinner. I walked out of the restaurant not only proud of myself for trying something new, but also with a full stomach.

Take a risk, you never know where the risk will lead you.


Taking A Risk Changed My Life

I want to tell you a story about risk and how taking a risk changed my life.

In May of 2014, I was looking for a new way to work out. Up until that point, I had a membership at the local gym, but I wasn’t putting in the effort and frankly, it showed.

As I was looking around for another form of exercise, I passed by a local martial arts school. I must have walked by it hundreds of times, but something stopped me that night. I walked in, asking for more information and the rest is history.

Earlier this evening. I earned my black belt in muy thai kick boxing. Taking a risk for me is never easy. The comfort zone sometimes is a little too comfortable.

“You never change your life until you step out of your comfort zone; change begins at the end of your comfort zone.”-Roy T. Bennett

Stepping out of my comfort zone and taking the risk to simply ask for more information was just the first step. There are some risks in my life that I regret taking, this is not one of them.

I encourage my readers to take a risk, at least once in a while. You never know where the risk will lead.

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