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The Difficulty, and Importance, of Finding Balance

Our American Stories / Lee Habeeb
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September 29, 2022 3:00 am

The Difficulty, and Importance, of Finding Balance

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September 29, 2022 3:00 am

On this episode of Our American Stories, Brent Timmons shares the story of a lesson in risk. 

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He shares with us a story entitled balance, take it away Brent left on his motorcycle for work at a summer job just graduated needed to make a quick stop at his high school to drop off his borrowed laptop and contents. 30 minutes later my wife answers the phone information she was given was brief pastorate had a motorcycle accident in front of the school. They thought it would be okay but the ambulance was coming. I may end up taking him to the hospital. That was about the extent of the information both of us quickly thought the worst. Like he had collided with another vehicle. When either turning into the score coming out the wording thought it would be okay registered in my mind as non-life-threatening injuries. Where would they taken was the first question out of my mouth. Tina called the school right back was told it would be Nanticoke. We wondered how we would know whether to go to the school board had directly to the hospital. The state lasted about three minutes. I wouldn't call it hysteria was more like a laser focus on how we were going to get to where our son was the Nasser called.

He said he was okay describe the situation and told us we just needed to come get him and his bike. We know our son. Well enough of this immediately put us at ease. I hooked up the trailer and we headed off was a relatively minor offense how she was slowly turning into the drive of the school actually caught on camera and he had a small patch of sand on the asphalt. The rear and slipped out in a heartbeat and ended up on the ground under the bike school staff was fabulous. They rush to his aid immediately and watched over him in the nurses office. As he gathered his wits, shaking from the adrenaline wore off. They had some scrapes. The bike had some scrapes but overall. His bike would be fine. This is one of those things. One of those things that remind us how quickly something can happen which could alter the future. It's one of those things that remind us to appreciate every moment one of those things that changes us.

One of those things we are thankful for because of the lessons learned motorcycle riding is by nature much riskier than riding in a car or truck. If you look at the statistics, it's well you don't even want to know.

It's a choice made for the known risk letter boys make that choice without risk. I write myself, why would we do that we were other boys that engage in such an activity. It isn't that simple life lived without any risk is well it's not really living at all is we take a risk, only choose a college major in the face of uncertainty take a risk and participating in a sport when we may possibly be embarrassed by poor performance took a risk in choosing a life partner would take a risk and changing jobs. Take a risk of buying a home and committing to pay a mortgage for the next 30 years.

Life without any risk is a life of not moving forward is not really life at all. Of course there are ways to reduce risk and we do those things with a passion. Some point there is a balancing of the passion to live in the passion to walk in caution and wisdom. And that's really part of the secret of life. People choose different ways to go about it. Maybe you laid on your faith in God or maybe you lean on your faith in yourself personally. I've been disappointed in my own strength way too many times the risk of making you feel like a trip to into a discussion about God cost share this after we decide whether there is a God or not and who that God is comes what I'd say is one of the most prevalent debates about faith.

What does God do and what do I do people fall all over the spectrum on this it would take me volumes to try to communicate where I've landed personal and honestly, who really cares what I've concluded how to say this, I want my boys to walk in wisdom to not be averse to taking a risk and to trust God doing that. Take a risk unsafe live well take a risk right safe and live well wisdom and all those words. A special thanks to Monty Montgomery on the production of that piece and Brent Timmons for a short but profound story with some real real-life implications as a relates to all of us and our lives and we love to hear stories from you about this space. We spent a lot of time talking about risk and risk taking our entrepreneur stories are nothing but risks stories. A lot of people think entrepreneurs love risk.

That's not quite right. What we've learned is that they love to manage risk and that a life without risk is not worth living. And so they manage risk better than most of us, and live within the space of risk and real traumatic risk because it's how their hardware you can't make an entrepreneur any more than he can make someone write a motorcycle is risky business writing motorcycle. I've done it for many years my life gave it up when I had kids, so I made a very different decision about risk than this family did that for instance writing motorcycle then your wrist stories your failure stories because we love both of those. What you learn from failure throughout American stories.com that's our American stories.com Brent Timmons story who listens to us in Connecticut on spot. A fight of all places here on our American story and review of the great American stories we tell and love America like we do for asking you to become a part of the American stories family. If you agree that America is a good and great country. Please make a donation monthly gift of $17.76 is fast becoming a favorite option for supporters to allow American stories.com now and go to the donate button and help us keep the great American stories coming that's our American stories.com material family friendly conversation over the essentials to make your home phone number is not in-store Ashley.com. Thank need life insurance but have diabetes, high blood pressure or unexciting meds. If you're a 50-year-old male even Porky or with type II diabetes million dollars of life insurance may only cost you about 200 bucks a month for affordable term life insurance called term provider and speak with Big Blue and 800-700-6898 800-700-6898 or visit Big Blue.com. Remember big losers like you. He's on meds to 800 768, 98, it's dramas you may know me from the recap on LA TB abdominal podcast life as a going to come at you every Tuesday and Thursday will be talking real and unapologetic about all things light and culture and everything in between. From someone who's never quite listen to life as a gringo on the iHeartRadio app or webby gay podcast brought to you by State Farm like a good neighbor, State Farm is there


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