I saw this video on ESPN the other day and was really inspired and challenged by it. The senior captain of San Francisco University high school, Holland Reynolds, became so dehydrated during her state championship cross country race that she fell over a few meters shy of the finish line. She ended up crawling her way to the finish and clinching the championship for her team. What’s more inspiring though is that she did it for her coach Jim Tracy, who was diagnosed with ALS or Lou Gehrig’s Disease earlier in the year.
(By Andy Park of KrapyDNA) What is it about risk taking that’s so appealing? Possibly the thrill and exhilaration when succeeding, or the ego that you build that you conquered some risk? Either way, I’ve loved risk taking my whole life. It gets my blood flowing and it’s so exciting. Unfortunately, most of the risks I’ve taken up to this point in my life have been for foolish gains and petty thrills.Â As a kid, I was pretty reckless and didn’t have much fear. I would try stupid stunts or crazy tricks on my bike and inevitably it led to a lot of bumps and bruises. Even at an older age, I took different chances and risks that weren’t really beneficial.
The reason I bring this up is that my whole life, I’ve been takingÂ foolishÂ risks. Risks where the gain or outcome isn’t even that great, and the risk itself is somewhat substantial.Â Even though this is true, the beautiful thing about being under God and His grace is that He can use our weaknesses in a good way.
I recently read a quote about risk taking that said, “the most intelligent risks are those where the potential downside is limited, but the potential upside is virtually unlimited.” [Read more...]
(By Andy Park of KrapyDNA) I’m so thankful and humbled by the encouragement and support I’ve been getting ever since I took the leap of faith in February to start this brand. God really speaks to me through His people and shows me that I’m not in this by myself, but that I have a community and team of believers that care and ultimately have the same goal as I do in glorifying Him. I’ve never been one to need much encouragement in the things that I did, but starting this brand is probably the hardest thing I’ve done and the encouragements have been very welcome and almost necessary for me. I’m learning more and more that community and the people you surround yourself with is so important in sustainability and well being.
Although all the support I’ve gotten to this point has been amazing, two specific instances really stand out to me because they were so genuine in nature. [Read more...]