Test the Edges of Your Abilities

by Jay Hiller, September 5, 2022

Genius Demands Effort--we get there by testing the edges of our abilities.
Photo by Brett Jordan on Unsplash

“I want to start taking more chances,” I told my husband.

“You mean you want to start taking more calculated risks,” he said.

That’s a fine line to walk. At one extreme, you’re just being reckless. At the other extreme, you’re overprotecting yourself. And somewhere in the middle there’s testing the edge, taking a calculated risk. When you’re testing the edge you’re deliberately going farther than you had previously. You’ve thought about it. And you’ve calculated that you’re not really as fragile as you had led yourself to believe.

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