You have to keep the faith. You have to continue to take risks. You can’t get conservative and decide that you’re just going to protect your current position.
Because in the world in which we live, there is no way to stand pat; merely protecting your current position is a sure way to lose it.
Go for the jugular, always. Go for the win, always.
If you lose, at least you lost trying. The only way you can leverage your gifts, talents, and skills is if you put them on the line. You’re either going forward or backward. There is no happy middle.
You have to have faith in yourself, and the flipside of course is that you also have to live up to the faith that you have in yourself. Those are the two halves of progress, and of happiness. You’ve got to have them both.