Tuesday, 12 March 2013

The most dangerous risk of all.....




15 comments:

Arkansas Patti said...

And that is the truth. It is amazing how quickly the times comes when procrastination is no longer an option.

Charlie6 said...

Well said Gary....well said.

My present contract ends soon, my schedule will free up "a lot" and I hope to do some riding.....

bob skoot said...

Gary:

This will be the first year I am taking Unpaid Time Off to extend my Summer riding.

You have to do what you have to do . . .

bob
Riding the Wet Coast

Trobairitz said...

Great reminder Gary!

(No Name) said...

I'm unemployed at the moment and have decided to take some extended time off. I want to go on another long ride. I'm soon to be 55 years old, and who knows how many more opportunities there will be to do something like this. The future is promised to no man.

RichardM said...

It's so easy to get caught up with work and all the stresses that life brings that we forget what's important.

Roger Fleming said...

...in the hope you can buy the freedom to do it later.

Martha said...

Thank you Gary for your most perfectly timed reminder! Dom will be out of work by the month's end, and yes, he is going to take to the open road and see where it takes him. I am so excited to see him taking on some of the adventures you described in your book! You've shown us all with your adventures that life is indeed for living!
Martha, aka Mrs. Charlie6

Rex J. Covington said...

Agreed! And Start Now! Life Is Too Short!

Arizona Harley Dude said...

A world of wisdom in a few short words.

cpa3485 said...

Yep, I'll buy that!9643

Mark Rogers said...

It is sad how many of my friends and family tell me to stop riding... it is too dangerous! yet, I catch a number of them contradict that by telling me how much they would love to ride. It seems the common thought is they have never ridden. Other people have put ideas in their head of the supposed reason to not ride. True, riding a motorcycle has it dangers and a rider has to choose a riding style that is safe and defensive.. but the same would apply with driving any vehicle.. If you refrain from doing anything because of supposed danger you may be one step closer to purchasing a plastic bubble. Life: Dont Miss it !

VStar Lady said...

Well said Gary ... and to be able to pay the bills doing what you like most would be ideal. It's all about balance, working to live not living to work.

Gary France said...

Life is one big dilemma.

Not making big changes in your life gives us all a sense of security. You get into a pattern and if it is comfortable, the best thing to do is not to risk all and try something different, right? It is important to be consistent, give your life direction, work hard and stick with the plan.

Many think so. I used to as well.

But, we all sometimes think that we might be missing out. We all desire something better, something more adventurous and we have all sometimes wondered if we need to change direction in our lives. But that is scary. We worry about whether we can cope with that change and we worry about money.

So we all generally tread the safe path and don’t change. I was like that.

But then one day, I decided to change. It was the best thing I have ever done. It seems this post has touched a chord with some of my readers who are also contemplating, or indeed planning, a change of their own. Of course, the decision is often based upon affordability, but if you can, I urge you to make a change if that is what you have always wanted to do. For some, that change might be big (and it seems Dom, Roger and No Name are about to make a big change) and for others (like Bob taking unpaid leave) it might be smaller. Whatever scale your dreams are, as Bob said, you have to do what you have to do.

KT Did said...

Yes. No matter what it is, if you aren't enjoying the moment, you're not living Life.