“Be careful.”
How many times over the course of your life do you reckon you’ve been told to “Be careful”?
Thousands of times I should imagine.
Research shows that girls are told to be careful much more frequently than boys.
And what does this lead to?
A society of risk averse adults.
A generation of people who live their lives well inside their comfort zones.
One of the most rewarding things we see from our members………..
Is when they do something they never thought they could.
We have 95 members booked in for the Born Survivor event in September.
Our target of 106+ is definitely on track 🙂
People who wouldn’t have dreamed of doing this a year or so ago.
And many of them have told me how many people have told them to “be careful”.
Even tried to talk them out of doing it.
Now, I’m not saying we should purposefully put ourselves in positions where we are highly likely to get hurt (physically or otherwise).
But avoiding so many of the great experiences that life has to offer because there’s a chance it could go wrong?
Over the years I’ve broken my arm, shoulder, hand, ribs, foot and ankle.
And I’ve given myself protrusions on the vertebrae in my neck.
But, I’ve had an absolute blast doing it.
Thousands and thousands of hours of great experiences.
For just a handful of broken bones.
Most of which don’t bother me in slightest.
I try not to tell my kids to “Be careful”.
I normally tell them to “Be aware”.
To assess and be aware of the risks.
Not to be stupid, of course.
But not to be risk averse.
Of course, I know there is a risk I may regret this approach.
But there’s a much higher chance I won’t.
As I get to see them do some amazing stuff with their lives.
As Terry Jacks sings, they’ll get to “skin their hearts and skin their knees” on their way to their ‘Seasons In The Sun’.
And that’s what I want you guys to do too.
Skin your hearts and skin your knees.
Live life to the full.
Don’t be too careful!
If you’re already with us, go get booked on Born Survivor here.
If you’re not, the monthly briefing meeting is designed to help you make an informed decision – to be aware: myrise.co.uk/briefing-meeting.
Much love,
Jon ‘Too much wine and too much song’ Hall and Matt ‘Now that the spring is in the air, pretty girls are everywhere’ Nicholson

Jon Hall
Jon Hall

When not helping people to transform their lives and bodies, Jon can usually be found either playing with his kids or taxi-ing them around. If you'd like to find out more about what we do at RISE then enter your details in the box to the right or bottom of this page or at myrise.co.uk - this is the same way every single one of the hundreds who've described this as "one of the best decisions I've ever made" took their first step.