Taking Risk is part of life, at some point everybody takes risks. The difference is the size of the risk. Moving from one course to another in the same sector, role or faculty also has some risks attached. Giving up school to set up a new business or train in a completely new skill is a different level of risk-taking.
To make significant advancements in life, both personal and professional, you’ll need to take some risks.
SIX REWARDS OF RISK TAKING.
Here are six benefits.
1. REDUCES THE HOLD FEAR HAS OVER US.
“Living with fear stops us from taking risks, and if you don’t go out on the branch, you’re never going to get the best fruit.” ~ Sarah Parish. The greatest conflict in risk taking is fear or resistance. Often we fear something so much that we are not willing to overcome that resistance or fear to step out. Resistance is normal, there are 3 basic reasons why people might want to resist taking risks; They’re scared of taking a risk. They don’t trust themselves They don’t have the authority to make and stand by decisions. When we take risks it reduces that fear in us and our natural courage is strengthened.
2. OPEN UP NEW OPPORTUNITIES.
“There is something attractive about taking risk; better ideas and opportunities.” Taking risks can open up new opportunities and challenges. After learning a new skill, maybe you take the risk by enrolling on a marketing course; by learning to market products, you’ll be opening up a new opportunity, providing market strategies for producers. The risk you took could deliver you a job and a pay packet you might have been dreaming of.
3. BECOME MENTALLY AND PHYSICALLY STRONG.
“The key to success is to keep growing in all areas of life – mental, emotional, spiritual, as well as physical.” Julius Erving.
Taking risks often puts one into situations that require mental strength. You might take the risk of signing up for a dance challenge. Quite a huge risk as you place demands on yourself that the body isn’t accustomed to coping with. Overcoming those demands such as tiredness, fatigue and all the aches and pains that come with dance practice and fitness work out in a single day requires high levels of mental and physical strength. This can improve you both mentally and physically.
4. BECOME MORE CREATIVE.
“Creative thinking inspires ideas. Ideas inspire change.” ~ Barbaraz.
Taking risks will often put us into situations that require us to solve problems, and to solve problems we need to be creative, which is another one of the benefits that taking risks can have on the mind, it forces you to become more creative. You might’ve taken the risk of setting up your own business specializing in helping other companies make the most of social media, yet you require the services of a good accountant to keep your books in order. Finding a creative solution to the problem, you could offer your expertise to an accountancy firm in exchange for theirs. Taking risks is, therefore, a great way to improve our creativity.
5. BOOTS CONFIDENCE AND MOMENTUM
“Want To Build Your Confidence? Take A Risk!”
It’s the first step that is often the hardest. For example, going to perform at a music concert. The thought of even stepping on a stage with a mic for the first time is terrifying. It’s also a huge risk as if said you might not even flow with the key (instrumental tone) or your not sure you will be able to voice out, then that’s going to hurt. Yet once you’ve taken the risk, trusted your voice, the mic and experienced exhilarating thrill that comes from flowing in with the tone and voicing out accordingly, you’ll be far more likely to do it again. You might even decide to do something like that in every continent of the world. That all stems from that first risk you took which gave you confidence and momentum to grow and continue on your journey.
6. REAP THE POSITIVE OUTCOMES
“The overriding value of taking risks though is that more often than not, they can result in a positive outcome.”
You’ll never know if you can succeed at something unless you are brave enough to try.
There’s always going to be a risk involved in trying something new. But if you give it your best shot and put everything you can into achieving your goals, then you can make it happen. That’s where the real value in taking risks lies.