When I think about the journey of authenticity it amazes me at just how thankful I am to be on this journey. There is so much that I could say has transpired over the last few years, but the best one is that I am more of who I feel like I was created to be. My A post is for authenticity in risk. All of us have risked things in life, some more than others.
What makes a risk authentic?
I think that when you can genuinely look at the risk from every angle possible, and you go for it anyways. When you know what you have to lose, and gain...and you jump off that cliff without looking back.
Maybe that means paying $500 for a plane ticket to go to a job interview that you are not sure you are going to get, but you want so badly.
Maybe that means telling that person what they mean to you.
Maybe that means speaking up for yourself when you believe something differently than everyone sitting on the same side of the table.
Maybe that kind of risk means giving every last ounce of energy, time, and compassion you have in order to make another person's life 5% of what yours is.
Maybe authentic risk just means that you don't weigh the pros and cons, but instead you just do it. You make it happen, and you live in the moment. Maybe that is authentic risk?
What does it mean to take an authentic risk?