On Taking Risks

Why do we try when we know we have to lose before we win?
Why do we risk when we know that in the end is the possibility of failing?
Why do we leap from our comfort zones when it was named like that because it felt safer?
Why do we aim beyond what is “enough” and pursue to dig deeper?

Week ago, I had attended a seminar about Personality Development. It was an effective guide about self-evaluation as we point out our strengths and weaknesses once in a while. It made me think outside the box and go beyond what is essential. Youth is the best time to go after what we want in life and who we want to become as our future self. There’s no other perfect time to shoot for our dreams than today.  And because I, myself, is still a dreamer in progress, I have here guidelines  through research of 10 perceptions about  how should we handle risks by Sir Josh Altman ,  the author of   It’s Your Move –– a book  offering aspiring entrepreneurs and established professionals tips and insights to help them outsmart the competition.

  1. If you want success in life, be deliberate about learning to increase your calculated confidence:
    Choose work that will elevate your highest strengths
    Seek mastery in your chosen profession
    Stay focused and open-minded
    Trust your gut

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2. Learning to trust your intuition is the engine of calculated confidence. The first step in training your gut is to understand yourself, your past, and the forces that shape your worldview.

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3. The best way to fall in love with what you do is to find work that’s intellectually challenging:
Balance challenge and skills
Merge your action and awareness
Be intensely focused on the present
Have no worry of failure

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4. Luck is a choice. Every day, you choose whether your fortune will be good or bad. Surround yourself with the world you want to be in, be open to possibilities, and be willing to take them on in your own unique way.

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5. If you let hard times stop you, you will fail. How you respond to adversity will determine whether you will profit from misfortune or be miserable.

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6. Those who go far in life never stop exploring, for they know that ‘there is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve: the fear of failure.”
7. If you let your gut be the godfather, directing and prioritizing your business, but you let your head be the consigliore (italian word for counselor), advising and strategizing execution, you won’t be making decisions with blind confidence. You’ll be making smart choices before you understand why they’re smart.

8. “I was born to make mistakes, not to fake perfection.” – Drake

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9. Rejection may hurt, but it’s never personal — it’s God’s way of saying that you’re headed in the wrong direction. Change it.

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10. “The greatest fear people have is that of being themselves.”

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May these criterion be of help! The pointers above speak them all. 🙂



5 thoughts on “On Taking Risks

  1. Such an inspiring post. Agree with you that luck is a choice and rejection is never usually personal. I reckon when we start to believe in our abilities, we feel confident and so have the drive to create our own opportunities and own luck. We can’t please everyone, so rejection is inevitable. It’s not the end of the world if we don’t get what we want, and there is always something else we can do to better ourselves.

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