I love James Bond. Even growing up and catching the Bond movie marathons on Saturday afternoons. From Connery to Daniel Craig, the character is a classic hero. He gets the beautiful woman, cool toys, and victory in the end, driving around in the newest Aston Martin. He faces danger on a daily basis.
Then I look in the mirror and realize how far away I am from the tuxedo and Casino Royale.
Are you taking risks?
I’m not talking facing down a bad guy.
What dreams haunt you in the night as your spouse sleeps at your side and the house settles? What conversations are waiting to happen?
What is a dangerous life?
It is being a parent and going the extra mile when you don’t have an ounce of energy left. It is standing up for a coworker when they face times of trouble. It is stepping out in faith and radical love that demolishes the walls of race, creed, and orientation.
It is going against the grain, against expectations, and seeing your ideal life play out before you.
There is peace in danger, in movement. There is energy in the flow that draws us forward.
So join the game, sit down at the table, throw on your tuxedo and order your martini shaken, not stirred.
Make a goal of taking a risk this week and see where it takes you.