Whether you love taking risks or avoid it like the plague, you can’t get away from this simple fact:
You have to be willing to take risks to create change and design the life and results you really want.
Here is why:
- to create a new outcome or result in your life you have to do something new and different
- that means making change
- creating change involves…..TAKING A RISK
So, if you are not willing to take risk you are always going to stay stuck where you are, getting the same results you are getting now.
Now, I am not suggesting you throw caution to the wind and run around taking as many risks as you can with your fingers crossed it will catapult you to the changes, life and results you really want. Taking risks that really help you design the life and results you really want is a lot more strategic than that and needs proper planning in order to create change that lasts.
Life isn’t about taking risks. It is about knowing which risks to take.
Many years ago, I used to be really risk adverse. As a result, I didn’t have the life, work or relationships that I really wanted. I realised that to have what I really wanted I was going to have to take some calculated risks.
So I set out to learn how to take calculated risks and boy am I glad I did. Assessing and taking calculated risks is now part of my ongoing design life strategy. Because without it change won’t happen.
So, if you are serious about creating change to design the life and results you really want look at your own relationship with taking risks. Maybe it is time to work out if you might benefit from taking some calculated risks.
In part 3 of this Taking Risks mini series we will explore some practical do’s, don’ts and tips of taking calculated risks. In the meantime, please share your experiences, challenges and successes with taking risks in the comments below.
Check out the other two posts in this mini series: