!!! — FEAR OF “RISK”

If you are not willing to risk the unusual, you will have to settle for the ordinary.

Albert Einstein said, “The ship is always safe at the shore- but that is not what it is built for.”

Risk is all around us. Life is a series of calculated risks. Everything you decide to do has a margin of risk. No outcome is ever 100 percent certain but it pays to advance your life and career.

“Fortune favors the brave.”

The biggest risk is not taking any risk at all.

He who risks and fails is better than he who decides to do nothing.

I have been exposed to incredible opportunities on my path of ongoing self-discovery in which I have realized that not always will the risk I undertake be worthy enough although- it has always been worth the try.

Playing it safe is comfortable. It makes you feel in control. It gives you a sense of security. But unknowingly it harms your creativity, hampers your exposure and kills your one little chance to learn something new towards certain important things in life.

There are two kinds of beings in today’s world:

  1. Those who take risks and explore opportunities to make a different world for themselves. Those who see failure as an option and embrace every obstacle on their way forward.
  2. And those who take pride in security. Those who seek stability, comfort, work worth doing and the assurance it will be okay.

Personally, I’d like to be option 1. The reason being stability does not guarantee fulfillment. If you want to create meaningful work, your only choice is to embrace risk and work with it. Although, the world needs both the above kind of beings. Even if you are someone who believes in security ; there are great chances that you will do amazing in life. However, you will not take the risk of trying new things, thus not knowing your limitations and the surprising height of the horizons you can reach.

Goethe once said, “The dangers of life are infinite, and among them is safety.”

There is never a perfect time for you to take action.

There is never a perfect time for you to start a band, launch a project, pick an idea, go for an adventure, do what you like or show your work in any way or format. The timing will not always be perfect for you to write a book, change your habit, embrace a new habit or do anything you want to for yourself; but you will do it anyways if you indeed want to. In a life full of, taking a risk to do what you love is also an achievement in itself.

Real risk comes from not knowing what you’re doing.

Once you acknowledge this, you will get a lot more meaningful work done every day.

No matter how many chances you take in life, you will still feel the fear every time you start something new. The good news is that this fear becomes familiar. You get used to it. And it doesn’t stop you from making a change. And at the end, all you know is that initial fear was just a fear of nervous-ness.

I want to fly, I want to run, I even want to fall … I just don’t want to stop and live a monotonous life (YJHD-2013)

To conclude- Take risks. After all, all you are doing by taking risks is either winning or learning. By taking risks all you are doing is exploring the world and in a small tiny way- EXPLORING YOURSELF.

Wishing a Happy New Year 2018 and hoping it to be the best year for everyone- Wilfred Dcosta :)