“Whatever you can do or dream you can do, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it.” Goethe
Plan your work and then take that leap of faith. A wise person once said “You can’t steal second base while keeping one foot on first.” Progress requires a bit of risk taking. Like Goethe mention’s in the quote, the very act of beginning is empowering and has genius. You’ll be surprised at how quickly you learn by doing and the progress that can be made by adapting from the lessons learned. The phenomenon that ensues from taking the first steps manifest in many ways, including new opportunities that seem to magically appear as people get wind of your endeavors.
4 Benefits of Risk Taking:
- Taking Risks Helps You Grow – It’s a universal law that in order to grow in personal and professional development you need to step out of your comfort zone. How can one grow if you don’t challenge yourself? Reaching for new heights involves stretching for goals just outside of our reach.
- Taking Risks Makes You More Creative – With the experience of having taken a risk you broaden your base of knowledge, which enables you to apply the experiences toward creating solutions for other problems.
- Taking Risks May Lead to Failure – Whoa! Did I just say failure is a benefit? Yes, failing can be a benefit. By failing and I mean failing fast you quickly evolve and move on to discover approaches that bring you closer to your desired outcome. The reward can be significantly greater than maintaining the status quo and besides there’s plenty of risk in just maintaining the status quo believe it or not, just ask Blackberry…
- Taking Risks Will Get You More Comfortable With Taking Additional Risks – Taking risks can lead to additional calculated risks which in turn helps you get more comfortable with stepping out of the comfort zone and leads to more growth and opportunity.