I can’t guarantee you that there is always a great reward for great risk. However, I can tell you that with little risk, you are almost assured of little reward. Our comfort zone keeps us in the “little risk and little reward” trap. The solution to this puzzle is to develop and perfect high-value skills that give you the confidence to take a calculated risk.

A gymnast doesn’t learn a back tuck on the beam immediately. There are progressions beginning on a trampoline, then into a foam pit, and later, a spring floor. Then they do it with a spot on a hard floor and then to a beam on the floor before it is raised to competition height. These progressions are confidence builders that make the gymnast seem fearless and effortless on television.

Also, don’t forget the professional coaches that spot you along the way!!