The Risk Of Doing Nothing

The risk of doing nothing is the greatest risk you can take in your life!

Once in a kingdom lived a  peasant who lived very hard. He was engaged in farming, and he lived very poorly. The earth was stingy, the earth was dry,it has not rained for years. He had almost  nothing to eat.There was a sea near his house,and his king told himIn this sea you can hunt fish,because there are plenty of fish here,but if you  catch the black fish I’ll cut your head off“.

And he was scared . Scared and hungry . Whether to try to catch fish,or not.Hamlet’s dilemma. To eat or not. He had a fear of death. The fear of death was so strong that he was much stronger than starvation.He chose never to try. “It’s better to have a sparrow in a hand,than a pigeon on a branch“, he thought.

He never tried to catch a fish, all his life, because of the fear that he will catch the very black fish.

The biggest risk in life

As you can see from the story above, people have a greater fear of failure than a wish to succeed.They are ready  to  live  the  whole  life  on  the same way,  in the way they learned them, instead of trying to change things.They have a fear that they will catch “the black fish”, and died,but they are not aware that they are already death without their dreams.Because, what is life without dreams ? Is it worth it to be lived ? Maybe it is , if you are an animal.But if you are human being, you must have dreams.And you have to give your best to make them real.

If you asking me what is the biggest risk in life. I will tell you this, it is the risk of doing nothing.You are raised on one way, according to one pattern which is roughly similar in all countries “finish school, find a decent job, work 8,9,10 hours per day, pay your taxes, get retired on time, and that is all what you need to do.”

But what about our dreams ? In that whole programmed life, when are we going to have time for our dreams. 

When you’re ready to lose your life,only then you begin to live. Also,  when  you’re  ready to lose your current way of life,  you  can  be  sure  that  you  are  ready  for  your dreams,because  you will be free from fear.

Do not hesitate to try to make your dreams come true,even if you risk to fail,even if you risk to catch black fish,believe me, that risk is worth. Prove yourself that you  think with your own head.That you are not average, that you are great. Defeat your fear because You Can Do It !!!


Once in a time, I have discovered that we are, humans,we are walking universe. That we create our own destiny. After that, nothing was the same !


    • Hi Charly,

      that is good theory.We must act fast, because life is too short for hesitation,life is too short for giving up.
      Quite simply, too many people live in a way they do not want to live, because of fear of failure.

      Thank you for comment and for your video


  1. This was a great share. Thank you, Ben, for this reminder yet again. “Defeat your fear because You Can Do It”. I’d arm myself with this reality as I march into 2018. God continue to bless you and equip you with more wisdom. Cheers. 🙂


    • Hello,

      it is great to be here for you guys as a reminder that You Can Do It !!!
      New year is for new goals, for old dreams with new strength.
      I am more than happy when I can help in anyway

      Stay blessed and thank you so much for your comment


  2. Hi Ben,
    Loved the post specially the image_ be brave,be bold, be beautiful, be you. So much me.simple yet so powerful.
    My fav line_When you are ready to lose your live, then only you begin to live.
    I’m sharing this right away
    Lots of love and hugs
    I know..We Can Do It!!!


    • Hello Jay,

      your comment is always supportable, and I must thank you for that.
      Simple is my middle name 🙂 I believe in that deeply,because some people because of the fear of failure are ready to spend their whole life on the same way.To achieve success in life, we need to be ready to lose old way of life.But the biggest fear for me is to be passive in life.

      You can do it, I am sure !


  3. Between your post and Charlie’s video … I’m flying off my seat! Wow! THANK YOU!!!!!


    • Hello Amy,

      we all need motivation sometimes.Fly without fear, sky is the limit ….

      Thank you so much for your comment


    • Hi Subbashini,

      dreams are here, around us, we just need to be brave to take them 🙂

      Thank you for your words
      Stay blessed


  4. Very well said, I love it. This is such an empowering, and hugely important post because too often we go through life on autopilot and back away from things like our dreams while we get caught up on the unimportant stuff – I needed to read this today, thank you!


    • Hello Caz,

      I hope you are fine.Yes, you are right.Just like on autopilot,without thinking, without emotions.Then, in one point of our life we realize that is not the life we want to live.We did not dream about such a life.At that moment, people become dissatisfied.But if we are aware that our life is in our hand,our whole life, we can change things.On better.

      Thank you so much for your comment


  5. hitting the the wall trying to succeed in life will occur, and we must be ready for that; but once we get over the wall and reach our dreams, it will be worth it for sure.

    thank you ben for for butting the efforts for others.


    • Hi Mo,

      that is very wise comment, as always.I agree with you.That wall is in most cases in us , and we must be brave to to overcome it.

      Thank you so much for your comment my friend


  6. Love love love this post and can so relate to this. I was raised a certain way and by moving away to seek happiness, it has created tension with my family but the way I see it, what life is there to live if you don’t chase your dreams.


    • Hello TC,

      I hope you are fine. I am glad you like my article. I will tell you, you’re not an exception.Most of us are raised in one way and we want to live differently. If we want to realize dreams, we come into conflict with tradition, with family. But if you asking me, dreams are worth every sacrifice.Without dreams, we have nothing, we are not humans in that case, we are number, part of the puzzle.

      Stay brave, chase your dreams, and I am sure that You Can Do It !!!


  7. I feel exactly that! You need to go after your dreams no matter what. It is a question of life or death. Living while not doing anything to accomplish them is like slow death. A meaningless life. Chasing after your dreams is like chasing after oxygen. You need it to feel alive. The only way I will get satisfied from this life is if I do ALL that is in my power to accomplish my dreams. Thank you for such an incredible post and for sharing my vision on life and makin me feel less alone haha 😉


    • Hello,

      this is great comment, and very wise comment.
      For some people that access is too rough, but it is my life philosophy. The matter of life or that.Yes, I agree !

      One ordinary man came to the wise man,and he asked him how to become wise.And the wise man took him to the river and he pushed his head under water.He kept it for a minute or two under the water, and then he pulled it out. Wise may said him ” When you start to want wisdom like you wanted air under water, you will achieved that dream”.

      You said it well “oxygen chasing “. Only when we are ready to do everything for our dream, we are ready for dream as well.

      Thank you so much for your comment


    • Hi Shiva,

      risk is good, and we should learn how to deal with them. Learn to control the risk.
      The biggest risk is the risk of not to try anything in life .

      Thank you my friend


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