The Incredible Power of Taking Risks in Life

There are many ways to change your life for the better. And one simple, yet seemingly scary choice we can make is to be taking more risks in life.

The problem with this path to positive change is that most of us fear taking risks!

may fear rejection, failure and change. We may fear uncertainty.

We think about taking a risk and our innate fight/flight response kicks in.

On top of that, many of us have a warped relationship with fear, where we think fear is bad, and that we should stay away form it.

But actually fear isn’t bad, and neither is risk!

In fact, risk is the very thing that can make us feel alive, and the fear we get with taking risks is just a feeling message to tell us that we’re going outside of our familiar comfort zone.

What’s the worst that could happen?

For many of us, it’s all too easy to get stuck into a routine that provides comfort and safety. But, we have to ask ourselves, are we truly living?

Yes, some risks shouldn’t be taken because the consequences could be disastrous. Howeveyourself. a little bit of discernment, we can take calculated risks that will benefit us regardless of the outcome.

Say for instance, you see an attractive person in a coffee shop, and you want to say hi. What’s the worst that could happen? They’re not interested, but you took that risk which ultimately didn’t hurt you in the end. And doing so likely boosted your courage. So no regrets! It’s all about the attitude you take.

Or there are more serious risks that you could be taking, such as leaving the job you aren’t so thrilled about, or moving to a new country. Again, what is the worse that could happen? If things didn’t work out the way you wanted them to, at least you learnt a lot more about yourself and the world in the process. Plus, you can always go home and go back to the same type of job if you want to!

Risks help to build confidence & open up possibilities

By taking risks, you give yourself permission to try things out, to learn, to fail, to grow and to explore. You get to test your limits and go beyond what you believed was possible. You can to go after the things in life you really want!

By doing this, you naturally build up your self-confidence, growing as a person and opening up a whole new world for yourself.

By taking risks you get better at knowing what you want

Risks helps you to get clear on what you want out of life.

They make you more consciously aware of what is important to you, what you want and don’t want, as part of your planning and decision making process.

Just the level of clarity you get from planning to take a risk helps you to feel more empowered and in control, as the leader of your life and the master of your own destiny.

Risk taking builds self-trust

When you take a risk, you generally do so with awareness after balancing your logic and intuition, to decide what is best for you. By taking action aligned to your own inner compass in this way, you build a level of trust in yourself.

And trusting yourself and knowing when to take action on something you really want only serves to further elevate your self-confidence.

Risks make life exciting and colorful

What would happen if we never took risks?

Life would become monotonous and boring. Nobody wants a boring life, yet it’s such an easy option to resort to, in order to stay safe and in our comfort zones.

It boils down to making a decision.

Although your heart may be racing, and your palms many be sweating, think about what would happen if you didn’t take the chance?

Would you regret the missed opportunity?

We only have this one life, why not stretch yourself to new heights! You never know what could happen… and isn’t that exciting?

Take action starting from today

You don’t need to jump head first into a tonne of risks, but you can practise the art of taking one small risk each day.

It can be as simple as saying hello to someone new, learning a new skill or applying for a new job. Whatever your comfort threshold is, start testing it out each and every day.

Because this is where real growth happens. Ultimately, this risk-taking habit alone will transform your life!

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To The One Who’s Afraid Of Taking A Chance: If Not Now, Then When?

Life is short and constantly changing, we sometimes think we have all the time in the world so we take our time with chances, we take our time with time until one day we wake up and realize that it slipped away, that the people we cared about never knew and that we never truly said all the words we should have said.

Tell the truth. It sets you free and it helps you either move on or finally get what you want or what you’ve been waiting for. Sometimes all you have to do is be honest with yourself first and then the truth will follow.

So what?! So what you didn’t get what you want, so what you cared a little more than you should, so what you didn’t know any better….so what?! If you’re not making mistakes often, you’re not learning and if you’re not learning, you’re not really growing.

Ask the hard questions. Ask yourself, ask the person who keeps sending you mixed signals, ask your parents, ask your boss, ask your friends, ask your ex. If you need answers then you need to be brave enough to ask the hard questions. The questions that can determine your future or change your life.

Don’t be too hard on yourself. Expect more, love yourself a little more, forgive yourself more often and know what you deserve. Know what you’re worth and be proud of who you are or who you’re becoming, be proud of your journey, of your scars, of your progress and learn how to believe again, how to stand up again and how to take another leap of faith.

Choose your life. Don’t settle for living a life that doesn’t excite you, while you can’t go back and change the past, you can always choose your future, you can choose which chances to take and which ones to give up, you can choose which chapters to rewrite and which ones to end, you can choose which doors to reopen and which doors to close and you can always choose to take another chance, to give a second chance, to start over and to let chances guide you instead of terrify you.

Sometimes all you need is one chance to change your life and you will never know what it is if you’re always taking the easy way out. Chances are always calling you, desperately waiting for you to answer.