Purposeful risk takers are a wonderful bunch. They defy traditional norms and challenge us to think about our own realities: to consider (and perhaps reconsider) all the things that hold us back from accessing the fires in our bellies that urge us to do more, be more, feel more and live more vitally following the purpose that gets your blood pumping and the hair on our arms rising up to salute the sky.
And this is the goal right? To be able to feed yourself with the right stuff, so that you can not only perform at your peak happiness, but that you can share your positive energy and productivity with others, through what you do, while you’re doing it: The perfect virtuous circle, a positive loop, the ultimate symbiotic secret sauce. Wow, what if you could pull that one off? To step up and take the leap and claim your own purposeful potential. How would that feeling feel?
The iconic Charles Bukowski in his bullish 1960s Poem titled ‘Roll the dice’, challenged the audience to follow their gut and chase their true meaning and purpose by going all in. By going all the way. All the way. All the way. All the way, so they could “Ride life straight to perfect laughter.” and achieve the feeling of being “one with the Gods”.
The words, though dated, are now even more relevant than when they were scripted because our current reality demands mass leaps of change and consciousness, in both business and culture. And it’s not going to be easy, not even close. It will be damn hard work and scary as hell to shift and shed our arrogance of the past. And here, is where Bukowski’s words ring true, because:
“If you’re going to try, go all the way.
Otherwise, don’t even start.”
So the question is, how badly do you want it? How badly do you want to transform the world for the better?
And if you still do, have a look at what we’re up to at the www.houseofce.com and our www.neuraljam.com community.
Read Charles Bukowski’s ‘Roll the Dice’ transcipt here.