This third of the four Radical Self-Expression principles is about emotional risk assessment.
Inner Work is what will help you to take care of yourself while you take care of everything outside of yourself. Your loved ones, your work, your interests, all of those things carry big rewards and great risks. The rewards are obvious, but the risks require your full attention too.
The risks cost you quality of life in the form of happiness and health.
The risks leave you making excuses for prioritizing yourself, and its effects will always show up in your life. Whether that shows up in what you say, what you allow others to say to you, what you eat, what you believe, how you treat your body, or how you feel when you put your head on your pillow at night, it will definitely show up.
Where old knowings make room for new commitments, inner work makes room for the practice of self–expression. It is not difficult to do, but it can be difficult to do consistently. You are made for this work, and if you know that, you know that you were not created to live a marginally fulfilled life.