Whenever people face a risk, they question themselves whether the risk is worth taking or not. Are all risks worth taking? Personally, I do not believe that all risks are worth taking. However, some are and when you do take them, the outcome is almost always positive.
The ability to take calculated risks is truly a necessary human attribute, crucial to our development as a species and as people. Our risk-taking ancestors were the survivors, the daring ones who took risks to adapt to an ever-changing world. Today, a similar principle applies: so as to grow, we’d like to experience challenges and take risks. Sadly, it is often a scary world out there, and we’re not always excited to engage it. We tend to live in a culture of concern and as a society, we have truly become more risk-adverse. The very fact is, facing things that make us uncomfortable offers a cluster of psychological advantages that has been coined as “the risk-taker’s advantage.”
There are several benefits to risk taking. First, unforeseen opportunities might arise. Sticking to a routine and never taking a risk to change is seen by some people the safe manner of living. However, taking risks, even tiny ones can change you to face new opportunities that weren’t a part of the plan. Moreover, risk taking will build your confidence and develop new skills. Trying something new could help widening the knowledge of someone about something, which in turn boosts the confidence.
Taking risks will result in new and interesting relationships, experiences, places, and knowledge. Take into account the reasons why you’re shying away from taking over a challenge, and what you’re extremely fearful of. Risk doesn’t begin and stop with a jump or a giant career change; it’s with the tiny things. The experience can show you something special concerning life in spite of what happened yesterday, or what may happen tomorrow.
As with any risk, there’s always one thing at stake. Simply because you’re taking risks doesn’t mean that you simply do it haphazardly. Prepare to take risks by education yourself on the potential fall-out, do your homework and perceive the importance of implementation and follow-through. Negative risks are impulsive and emotionally driven, positive risks are calculated. You need to think them through, and anticipate what may happen before taking the risk.
Stepping out of my comfort zone and taking new risks is where my happiness lies. Whether it is something small or big, it always means something significant to me. To conclude, the calculated risks are worth taking, regarding how small or big. You should embrace the idea of risk-taking and what it can do for your life, and if you believe that stepping outside of your comfort zone on a daily basis and trying new things is a good way to live. Are you ready to take risks now?