When you meet a financial adviser for the first time, they always ask: "what is your level of risk: low, medium or high risk?" This implies that in any case you should always be willing to take risk.
Fear of the unknown is usually what stops us from taking risk in life. However, below are 5 reasons why you should take risks in order to take your life to the next level.
#1 – Be the leader of your own life
Do not let life happen to you but take steps to change it the way you want it to be. In order to change your results you have to be willing to take risk and this requires leadership.
#2 – Have no regrets
At the end of your life you want to have no regrets. If you agree with this philosophy of life, there is no point sitting on the fence right now. Sitting on the fence zaps your energy because your thought process is: “if only I did this….., if only I did that…”. Moreover, as you look back on your life you will be wondering: “If only I had tried this…, if only I had tried that…” It is better to make an attempt at something than doing nothing about it and regretting your inaction in the end.
#3: Stop being comfortable with the status quo.
Allow yourself to stretch and grow; growth and personal fulfillment happen outside of your comfort zone. If you find yourself in a situation which is comfortable but does not fill you with joy and happiness, it is time to come out of your comfort zone. Have you passed up amazing opportunities because you did not want to take the risk?
#4: Take action
If you are aware that change is needed however you do not take action, there will be no growth or improvement. There is no growth inside of the safety net, you must step out boldly.
Awareness + Action = growth
#5: Feel the fear and do it anyway
When you fear the unknown yes you must acknowledge that it can be scary at first, however you take the plunge by making a first attempt, then a second attempt, then a third attempt, and a fourth attempt etc. and suddenly the unfamiliar becomes familiar and you have created a whole new habit or way of being, feeling and thinking.
If the reason why you want to create change in your life is clear to you and big enough you will be willing to take the risk.
What is it costing you not to take risks in your life?
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