"The desire for safety stands against every great and noble enterprise."--Tacitus
I admit it--I like safety. I like security. I'm conservative in investments, whether they be financial or other. Safety and security are good, up to a point. Then they can become stifling.
Eighteen years ago, my husband and a friend jumped off a cliff to start their own business. There was little safety and no security in such a venture, but they had a dream, a vision, of what that business could become. Eighteen years later, that two-man operation, housed in one room above a bar, is now a thriving engineering concern, shipping several million dollars of product a year.
There have been lean years, and there will probably be more lean years ahead. Cash flow and other problems beseige the business, but they presevere. And still, I cling to safety. But safety, while giving the illusion of security, can be a trap.
So, for today, I am grateful for those who defy safety to achieve "great and noble enterprises."