Best Time & Worst Time

Crazy If You Do, Crazy If You Don't
Crazy If You Do, Crazy If You Don't

There’s never been a better time to take risks.

In today’s economy, your very survival may push you to take risks you never dreamed of. Necessity is the mother of invention, right?


There’s never been a worse time to take risks.

You mess up and guess what? You fall on someone’sย radar. And the next time there’s a right-sizing initiative, guess who’s name is closer to the top?

How do you manage this paradox?

By jeff noel

Retired Disney Institute Keynote Speaker and Prolific Blogger. Five daily, differently-themed personal blogs (about life's 5 big choices) on five interconnected sites.


  1. That is the very essence of taking the risk. You have to be willing to fail. Otherwise, is it truly a risk? If not, then it is just a choice with a positive predictable outcome.

  2. Yes, and.
    And how does our current economic situation affect your willingness to categorize things as a positive predictable outcome, or risky?
    I personally feel our economy has created a less than desirable environment to take what used to be fundamental (and necessary) risks.
    Yet many act as if it’s still business as usual.
    It’s the “elephant” in the room.

  3. Jeff,

    This is a hard thing…something I am dealing with now. At this point, I just pray that God guide my steps because it is not my normal nature to take risks without a lot of calculation. And you know what? Sometime just because it is a risk doesn’t mean it must be the thing to do. It’s sometimes knowing and appreciating the Spandex Rule: Just because you can doesn’t mean you should. ๐Ÿ™‚


  4. The encouraged find it easy to encourage.
    Thank you for your appreciation.
    Been praying all day, wondering….

  5. David, not following this. Brain isn’t computing. Any chance of re-explaining? ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. The Spandex Rule . . . I went biking yesterday on a local bike trail that is a converted train route. Paved, parking areas every few miles, beautiful scenery. Except for those people who are too big to be wearing skimpy Spandex outfits.

    Just because it’s available doesn’t necessarily mean you should wear it. While it may be cool and comfortable to wear, it’s unflattering, revealing and a bit too immodest for my tastes.

    Does that help?


  7. David, totally get the picture now. Thanks.
    PS. Call me crazy, love the idea that people are exercising. Maybe their motivation is to get those skimpy things to fit. ๐Ÿ™‚

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