100 days of Risk taking. Day 1 had gone very nicely although I was more than a little embarrassed but felt good at the same time. It was time for Day 2. I decided to take a physical risk, I am petrified of crossing road on highways and busy main roads. The only roads I can cross are in markets with slow traffic movement. I decided to cross the busy high speed Golf Course Road in evening traffic time.

I chose my spot and waited for good 10 minutes trying to muster the courage by looking at other pedestrians. It was too scary. I almost panicked.

road crossing is so scary
Day 2 of 100 days of risk taking make happy foundation

I waited and observed. After a while I realized there did occur bouts of thin traffic and in between a whole bunch of people were crossing in a group and it worked every time.

I walked and joined that group of road crossers where most people were strangers but wanted to cross the road. As soon as the traffic came in a lighter wave, we all started moving and crossed the road with ease. It was easier than I thought and not so impossible.

I looked around, I now wanted to go back to the other side of the road, again I joined the group and this time confidently crossed the road! Amazing.

My Takeaways from Day 2 of risk taking:

  1. No situation is as scary as it seems.
  2. However difficult a situation, there still are windows of opportunities.
  3. Collective knowledge and wisdom gained from experience

can often help you tide over a scary situation easily.

Some amazing stuff

Day 1 Risk Taking experiment

Are you smart enough?

Is your IQ too much for you?

Movies to watch for happiness!

Amazing photos you cant believe!

What really really makes you happy?

Mini skirt and Bindi!

Letter to my old Car!

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