I read a lot of blogs and books on self development and there always seems to be a common theme: Taking risks will make your life awesome! However, at times when I haven’t felt so brave all the quotable sentences, facts and advice doesn’t really count for anything. These books and posts always say just do it and you’ll feel better and your life will be amazing and so on but when your stuck in a rut this hardly pushes you to take a risk and come out of your comfort zone. This isn’t an assault to all of you out there encouraging people to take risks this is just my opinion.
For me and I’m sure many others, I don’t tend to do things unless I have a rough understanding of the repercussions, whats the gain? So this post is just a few reasons why we should take these risks.
Our mind plays tricks on us but in order to re-frame our mindset we need to take risk on. Your mind works in a funny way, it can hang onto the negative and perpetuate the fear of uncertainty. It always seems worse than it actually is. Even when we aren’t feeling brave doing brave things that makes us seem brave tricks ourselves to thinking we are. Fake it till you make it because like attracts like. If we keep on taking risks we will be more willing to take more.
Life in essence is one big learning curve, a process, a journey and the lessons we learn from the risks we take may lead us on a new path!
Ever heard that phrase “If its not worth fighting for, its not worth having” I’m pretty sure you have; Success won’t fall in your lap — you have to pursue it. The only way to pursue it is to try new ways of getting to your achieved goal if you persist doing the same thing and getting the same unwanted outcome, you’ve got to try new things! The reward seems greater as well because its an area your not used to challenging so when you think about it, it’s always a win win. It’s weird, I’ve always come across Edison’s quote “I haven’t failed, I have just found 10,000 ways that won’t work” and thought WHATEVER MATE! I’d be mega pissed if I tried something 10,000 times and it didn’t work, but now I totally get it. In a very strange way failure can motivate you which brings me back to thinking every step is a step forward. You become confident in your ability to fail which only happens once the failing starts!
-If you win you’ll be happy. If you lose you’ll be wise-