Playing safe is more risky!
Not taking risk is a bigger risk. Feeling comfortable with status quo, holding back from challenges and not pursing a bigger goal are the sheer reasons for downfall. In this brisk-paced world, the only strategy that is guaranteed to fail is not taking risk. Cost of inaction is higher than what we can imagine, leaving many potential people to live the way they would never have chosen.
There are no permanent jobs, you can be ousted from your seat at any moment, not risking to be on the edge is a risky business.
What stops us from taking risks?
It's the fear of failure that scares people away from taking risk, sabotaging their chances of success. They over-estimate the chances of getting something wrong. They think more on what they might lose than what they can achieve, under estimating gravely their capabilities to handle consequences of risk. Bigger challenges make our palms sweat, limiting us to take on our vulnerabilities, while not an ideal mindset, but seems easy, comfortable and less scary to be on no-risk route.
History establishes that we fail far more from timidity than we do from daring. Future favors the brave, dare to take new goal. Failure is a part of every success story and should be seen as a method for success.
Our culture also defines our ways, there are places where people play safe and believe in steady growth, getting inspired by such mindsets will fetch you nothing but regret. Instead, take energy from those who have shined despite odd of not being in the company where people have intense longing for growth.
How to propel taking risky shots?
Stop thinking of outcome and don't let your eyes off your goal. It's Ok to fail! We learn from failure and gain experience helping us achieve bigger.
In sports, there is always a pressure to be on the top of the curve. Taking mind off the outcome makes players tough. They count on their preparation and don’t focus on negative scenario before taking the battle ground.
Failure is a part of successful journey, whenever you encounter it, learn from it and prepare yourself to strike harder next time.
Taking risk is the least risky job, it increases your testosterone level and boosts your confidence, thus setting yourself up for bigger challenges.
To explore all possibilities, to see best part of you and to give wings to your journey, you must not deter to take educated calculated risk.
- Nishant Kumar