Take Risks

Take Risks

Good morning, team. All right, here we are, Monday Message. Oh my goodness, can you believe it’s April already? Three months, one quarter, literally behind us. We’re in Q2, and here we go.

So recently I read a quote. The person’s name is Chandra Shekhar Azad. He said, “A plane is always safe on the ground, but it’s not made for that. Always take some meaningful risks in life to achieve great heights.” And I agree with that.

It kind of fits with our core values of being invested and having the resolve to put forth the effort to accomplish the things that you wish to accomplish. And in order to do that, you have to take off. You have to fly. You have to do sometimes things that you were made for doing, even though it sounds a little scary. And I think that’s an important thing. I think it’s a really important thing for us to remember that we were made for something else other than just staying safe.

Now, am I saying that if you want to take up rock climbing, you should start with El Capitan? No, probably not. You didn’t start running marathons; you started crawling. And before that, you even figured out how to stand up, holding onto something. Sean knows this well because his son just recently learned to walk. And I remember when my boys learned to walk. They take those steps. I remember when Jonathan, it was a tough lesson for him to think through the process of taking the training wheels off of his bike and to actually try to ride it without training wheels, knowing they’re not there, knowing that those little extra wheels that stabilize on the side, if he tilts the wrong way too much, that the bike might actually fall down. That’s hard, even at five years old.

We’ve got to work on that with David now. David is resisting the urge to want to try and, like most parents, eagles, push their babies out of the nest to teach them how to fly. Sometimes in life, to achieve those great heights of what we want to accomplish, somebody has to push us out of our nest. Sometimes you have to take those leaps ourselves and push ourselves a little harder and take those steps necessary to climb to the next level in our own lives.

So on this Monday, I want you to think about that a little bit. Where do you want to go, and how are you going to get there? You’re not going to be able to do it. You will not accomplish the next rung of the ladder if you don’t step up.

And so, where do you want to go? We have some amazing opportunities coming, and you’re going to hear a message on this fairly soon, but we have some amazing opportunities that are coming up. Our team is going to expand, and we’re going to grow, and we’re going to have more openings for people to move into. What do you want to do? What do you want to accomplish? I’m not talking about just money. I’m talking about influence and moving into something that is going to better you, your family, and our community long term.

So I want you to think about that and stay tuned. Until then, on this beautiful Monday, God bless you and be valuable because nothing less will do.