|Albert Pujols bats in spring training, Sikes photo|
Sometimes we need to take chances to get ahead in life or even to make our lives interesting. I think of Janet Evanovich who had a nice little writing career as a mid-list author of series books for Loveswept. I was surprised when Evanovich suddenly stopped writing for the romance line and took a year off to create the first of her Stephanie Plum novels. She had a dream of being rich and famous and she made that dream come true by taking a big chance in her career.
We make choices every day. Most of them don't require taking a big chance, but some of them do. Many writers and artists as well don't take a chance when they should.
Write something different; write the book of your heart. Experiment with your painting; use untried materials; develop a new style.
Life is too short not to take a few chances. Are you willing to try?