When all is said and done, a rational risk must always be taken to genuinely achieve what you want in life and existence. Think about it. I mean, you must genuinely analyze this idea to put it into full effect. Sure all planned action is a rational risk, with all the variables within the action that can take place. But, when you think about the reality of any situation, even a balancing act, the only way to get through it is to do it. Sure, that may sound a little scary and purely realistic, indeed, but if you take no action and let your opportunity for success go by, what good is anything? I can easily answer that question, it is not any good unless you grasp the opportunity and seize the day.
Oh, there is more to it than what I said in the first paragraph, but if you get understanding and grasp the reality of what I am saying in that paragraph, any action can be honestly and accurately gauged with at least a very high, if not almost perfect success rate. I did not say absolutely flawlessly perfect though, nothing, even the most ideal situation cannot always consistently be that, let us be totally honest and realistic here. But, with effort, better can always be done, which puts effort in its proper place, in the role of improvement, and eventual mastery, if not genuine perfection. Sure, perfection seems like a “flying leap” from beginning at initial efforts. Is it really though? No, it is the natural progression from beginning level to mastery level, not anything unnatural.
Logically, I could stop there without realistically pointing out the pitfalls and plateaus that can be reached through doing things honestly, naturally, realistically and step by step. But if I did not, what would be the use of this article? Nothing. So, I will point out the most overlooked basic things that could be glossed over by even a master of whatever:
To recklessly plunge into anything, even when you have mastered it, is foolish. You (or I) can never take things for granted even at the mastery level. I know it sounds silly never to be lazy or “work on automatic”, but in a way, in some things, it is a smart and erudite way to live. Because, even with perfect mastery, the unexpected can happen in so many unpredictable ways that, endeavoring not to live by “lazy mastery” is the best way to live, especially when it seems so tempting to leave things to “automatic pilot”, realistically I know even the best attention span can take things for granted, but the ideal situation in life and existence is to never take anything for granted. Because when things are taken for granted, accidents are more likely to happen. When you are not lazy, accidents are less likely to happen.
Sure, there is an element of risk to everything, but the risk can be minimized through not being lazy or taking things for granted. The accident element can also be minimized through the same means.
If I gave the advice, take everything for granted and “no worries”, everything will be perfect without effort, I may as well call this article “Trial and Error, The Crashing Jump and Reckless Plunge”. But it is not irrationally based. So, let me break this article down for you. Not taking things for granted, and taking reasonable risks that are most likely to work are your (and my) first defense against failure, not your (and my) perfect defense or sure defense, but your (and my) first best defense against failure. The purest of foolishness is “working on autopilot” or “winging it” with things that are most likely to fail. Think about it indeed. Genuine mastery is conscious and unconscious mastery not taken for granted when all is said and done.
My name is Joshua Clayton, I am a freelance writer based in Inglewood, California. I also write under a few pen-names and aliases, but Joshua Clayton is my real name, and I write by that for the most part now. I am a philosophical writer and objective thinker and honest action taker.
I also work at a senior center in Gardena, California as my day job, among other things, but primarily I am a writer. As a kid I did construction work with my Dad which taught me many things like plumbing, hard labor and electrical systems, and I took notes for my Dad’s home poker games at my Uncle Johnnie Gilmore’s house, so I have a lot of life experience, sure. But I went to Cal State Dominguez Hills College, UCLA, and El Camino Junior College and learned a lot, but never got around to getting a degree, just lots of money spent, good grades and some credits. So, here I am currently freelance writing and working at a senior center for a living.
But enough details of my life, what I do is not what I am. So here is what I enjoy, I enjoy reading, listening to music. Well, as you can tell by SOME of the music I listen to, I am a very eclectic person. I am also a deep science fiction fan and as said before, a lover of books. If I were to go into everything it would take thousands of words, so I “abruptly” end here. Thank you for reading my bio.