Taking risks is something that not many people are comfortable with doing, but it can lead to great endeavors and huge success. Here is a portion from an article that I found very helpful when taking note of how important it is to take a risk. Write these down and keep them handy when you are second-guessing a new opportunity.
Great, otherwise unforeseen opportunities often come from risk-taking.
We tend to view risk-taking negatively, often regarding it as dangerous and even unwise. But while some risks certainly don’t pay off, it’s important to remember that some do. Reframing risk as an opportunity to succeed rather than a path to failure.
Taking risks shows confidence and helps you stand out.
Taking a risk is also a great opportunity to stand out and to present yourself as a leader, not a follower satisfied with the status quo.
We learn from risks — and those lessons may lead us on an important, new path.
But beyond the external opportunities and recognition risk-taking can bring, it also provides an opportunity for internal growth.
Success won’t fall in your lap — you have to pursue it.
But beyond being personally or professionally beneficial, taking risks may be a necessary step in actively pursuing success.
You don’t achieve your dreams by playing it safe.
Risk-taking won’t only potentially benefit the career-path you’re already on — it may actually open you up to a world of possibilities you have yet to consider.
Taking a risk doesn’t mean doing so haphazardly.
While risk taking can clearly be personally and professionally beneficial, it doesn’t occur in a vacuum, either. People don’t benefit from risks without preparing to take them and educating themselves on the possible fall-out.
There are many more reasons why risk taking benefits us. It can be frightening but nothing great has been achieved from a comfort zone. You have to step outside of it to reach your full potential and grasp your goals.