Inspiration, Intention, Action - The ADHD Project Newsletter 6/24

Inspiration, Intention, Action - The ADHD Project Newsletter 6/24

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  • Are you a RISK taker?: In part two of our series on "Moving Past the 9-5 Mindset.", we’ll explore a topic that’s crucial for anyone contemplating a shift away from the traditional work model: Risks – the cost of taking them and the price of not taking them......Keep Scrolling to Read the Full Newsletter

Risks: The Cost of Taking Them and the Price of Not Taking Them

Be Honest with Yourself

Let's start with some self-reflection. Be brutally honest with yourself:

  • Do you love your life?
  • Do you like where you’re at?
  • Do you enjoy what you’re doing every day?
  • Are you excited about where you’re heading in life?

If you’re genuinely happy with your answers, then congratulations! You’ve found your path. But for the rest of us, these questions might uncover some discomfort or dissatisfaction.

Contentment or Complacency?

If you can say you are truly content with everything in your life and where it’s heading, you’re in a rare and fortunate position. But contentment isn’t always the same as happiness. Ask yourself:

  • Are you confident you won’t wake up in 40 years feeling trapped in a life you didn’t truly choose?
  • Are you sure that the direction you’re heading is one you set for yourself, not just one you felt you should take?
  • Does your life light a fire in you that motivates you to keep moving forward, no matter the challenges?

If you’re not 100% confident in these answers, it’s time to consider the risks you’re avoiding and the costs of not taking them.

My Personal Journey

Every morning, I wake up loving my life. I have moments daily where I stop and realize I have everything I’ve ever wanted. Life is hard, and I’m not exactly where I want to be yet, but I know I’m on the right path. The key is not just about reaching a destination but about making progress toward being your authentic self.

Now, ask yourself those same questions again:

  • Do you love your life?
  • Do you like where you’re at?
  • Do you enjoy what you’re doing every day?
  • Are you excited about where you’re heading?

This isn’t about financial security or status symbols. Those are for other people to see. What’s truly important is finding joy in what you do every day.

The Risks We Take

Taking risks can be daunting, especially when they involve stepping away from a stable 9-5 job. But think about the cost of not taking those risks:

  • Stagnation: Staying in a job you dislike can lead to long-term dissatisfaction and stagnation.
  • Lost Potential: You might never discover your true potential or passions.
  • Regret: The regret of not pursuing your dreams can be a heavy burden to carry.

The Cost of Inaction

The price of not taking risks can be significant:

  • Missed Opportunities: You might miss out on opportunities that could lead to greater happiness and fulfillment.
  • Unfulfilled Life: An unfulfilled life can lead to mental and emotional distress.
  • Lack of Growth: Personal and professional growth often comes from taking risks and stepping out of your comfort zone.

Moving Forward

It’s not about making reckless decisions but about thoughtful, intentional action. Here’s how you can start:

  1. Identify Your Passion: What truly excites you? What would you do if money were no object?
  2. Set Small Goals: Break down your larger goals into smaller, manageable steps.
  3. Seek Support: Surround yourself with supportive people who encourage you to take risks.
  4. Embrace Failure: Understand that failure is a part of growth. Learn from it and move forward.

Taking risks can lead to incredible rewards, but the fear of the unknown often holds us back. Reflect on your current path and consider whether you’re truly happy or just comfortable. The cost of inaction can be far greater than the risks you fear.

Remember, the journey to a fulfilling life is not just about avoiding risks but about embracing them with intention and purpose. Let's move past the 9-5 mindset and take those necessary steps towards a life that genuinely excites and fulfills us. 

Thanks as always for reading,

Aaron Frank
Founder, The ADHD Project

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