Taking Risks Is Worth It

Taking Risks

Taking Risks Is Scary!

I can speak from experience when I say taking risks is indeed scary.  I have definitely felt the fear.  Starting a new life, a new business, a new ‘whatever’ takes you right outside of your comfort zone.  As Richard Branson once said: –

It is only by being bold that you get anywhere. If you are a risk-taker, then the art is to protect the downside.”

In other words, you’ve got to take calculated risks in order to get the life that you want.  Risking your money on the lottery isn’t calculated; that’s as bad as doing nothing at all.  At some point in our lives, most of us think that even when we’re doing the same thing day after day, something, somehow will change our lives.  It’s called retreating to our comfort zone and sticking our heads in the sand.  As comfortable as that might be, it’s never actually changed lives and that’s what you want isn’t it?

Taking Risks Is A Leap Of Faith

Leaving a job, or changing your life in any significant way, requires self belief and the ability to take the necessary action.  To do this you have to ‘put yourself out there’ and risk feeling uncomfortable in order to learn and educate yourself in the ways of change.  Standing in a position of ‘no change at all’, as you make that change, requires the most faith of all.  After all, having a fearless belief in yourself is the difference between the ordinary folk and extraordinary entrepreneurs.

Sounds easy?  Well, if it was, everyone would be Richard Bransons or Mark Zuckerbergs.  It does take effort, time and money but the rewards on the journey to success are indeed worth pursuing.

Taking Risks – What Do You Have To Lose?

Perhaps the question should be:  What do I have to gain?  More than anything and certainly more than money, I was looking for freedom and a different lifestyle.  Remaining in the ‘9 to 5’ regime is what we are raised to do from birth; I certainly didn’t ever get sat down and advised that life could be very different if a different path was learned and followed.  It’s amazing how we can get conditioned to doing things a certain way before we actually wake up to the reality of a real alternative.

My belief is that life should be lived as fully and as happily as possible.  That means different things to different people but I think everyone will agree that they all want more freedom and choice as to when and how they earn their incomes at a time when technology allows us so many more choices as to where we can work.

Life Hack Tip of the Day: Taking Risks = Know How To Do It Right

Like I did, you must do you own due diligence and weigh up all the pros and cons when you take the necessary steps to change your life.  Making that decision doesn’t happen overnight and surely the prospect of changing your life for the better deserves time and consideration.

I always say to the people that I tutor that working in ‘manageable chunks’ is the best way to work and meet your goals.  Doing too much at once will overwhelm you and overwhelm creates panic.  And, as I always say, panic achieves absolutely nothing.

Often the difference between a successful person and a failure is not one has better abilities or ideas, but the courage that one has to bet on one’s ideas, to take a calculated risk – and to act. [Andre Malroux]

I’d love to hear from you and the plans you have for changing your own life.  The first step is often the hardest and I’d love to help you on your way to real change!  Contact me to ask me any questions you have, I’m a real person and would be very happy to help you.

I wish you every success for your digital future!

Rachel A Hill LLB [Hons]

Digital Entrepreneur, Lawyer Private Tutor and Author

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