Best of Preston: Taking Worthy Risks


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This should be a prayer: God, grand me the ability to know the difference between taking a risk with the talent you gave me and being reckless with it.

As most of you probably know, I created an online event design and planning course, which is taught at colleges across America. But this year, for the first time, I’ll be launching two floral design courses — one for beginners and one for experienced florists.

My inspiration for these courses comes straight from the many emails folks have sent me sharing the same story: they hated their jobs, and so they took a risk and became a florist like me. They write that it was a very scary leap of faith, but that they’ve never felt more alive or happier.

I, too, took a big risk when I decided to pursue floral and event design. Fortunately, that risk has paid off. I believe I owe some of my success to my willingness to let God guide my soul journey. I always knew there were going to be lots of ups and downs and that the journey would be bumpy, but I trusted in God to help me distinguish between good risk and recklessness.

And, of course, I always remember the motivational quote, “When you look back on your life, you’ll regret the things you didn’t do more than the things you did do.” That sage advice has helped me take many enriching leaps.

Dear Readers, what risks have you taken that have paid off? Please share your stories. I can’t wait to read them.

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