Reckless Abandon

The most interesting stuff I have been involved with and have done in my adult life has all been pursued with Reckless Abandon.  I just rushed in, hair on fire, terrified, not knowing what was going to happen but determined to make something happen.

-Courting the woman that would become my wife (Suzanne):  didn’t have a clue what I was getting into just knew that I had to do it.

-My first job in technology:  had zero idea what I was getting into learned everything I needed to know in a 30 min. conversation with a guy at his kitchen table who’s used car I was buying.  (I looked around at his giant house, pictures of his smoking hot wife, his beautiful kids and the car he was driving to replace the one I was buying.  I drew a quick conclusion at 22 that what he was doing was what I needed to do and I did it)

-Raising three children: (are you kidding…no clue)

-Buying giant things like tracts of land, houses, insane investments (It just felt like the right thing to do and it was)

As I have gotten older I occasionally have wafts of absolute terror where, for a few moments I let myself dwell on all the things that could go wrong with the Reckless Abandon strategy and it seriously freaks me out.  I then reflect on all the great things that have come from throwing caution to the wind, lighting my hair on fire, and going for it.

There have been failures and defeats but the wins and the successes and the shear joy of it all make for an adventurous life indeed.

I think I will stick with the strategy, terror and all.

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