What Risks Are You Willing to Take to Achieve Your Goals?
The dictionary tells us that to risk is “to expose oneself to the chance of loss”.
A little baby is natural born risk taker. The baby never considers the consequences of falling when they are learning to walk. Falling is acknowledged as a natural consequence to learning to walk. It’s a calculated gamble, it’s a prerequisite to mastering a myriad of motor skills required to get you on your feet and moving. It’s a natural progression in movement, Why then, wouldn’t we stop to consider that any movement into uncharted territory should be viewed with the same consideration?
The truth is with every goal there is risk. If a goal doesn’t scare you, is it worth the risk?
What will I gain?
What could I lose?
What happens if I don’t change?
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Taking risks is essential when you want to reach a goal…
Try this simple exercise before you proceed any further with your goals, find yourself a pad and a pen. Then, prepare a balance sheet by taking an 8-1/2″ x 11″ sheet of paper, and drawing a straight line down the center of the page.
On the left-hand side, place a minus sign, and on the right-hand side place a plus sign. Under the minus sign, write out the very worst thing that could happen to you, if you were to follow through with your idea. On the right-hand side, write out all the good things— the very best things—that could happen to you, if you were to go ahead with your plan. Clearly understand, that so long as what you plan to do is honest and honorable, whatever goes on the left-hand side of the page is not going to be disastrous. On the other hand, however, what goes on the right-hand side of the page could turn out to be absolutely magnificent.
By creating the balance sheet in this manner, you are demonstrating to yourself, for your own edification, the fact you actually have “nothing to lose.” It has already been brought to your attention numerous times in this book, that simply “missing the mark,” does not make you a failure; it only means that your plan did not work out as you had anticipated. So even if you should lose everything you own, you still retain the capacity to bounce back, to try once again.
Remember, it makes no difference whether your goal is starting a new business, buying or building a new home, getting a new automobile, a new position at work, setting a sales record, or getting an honors mark in school. Whatever it may be, you must step out and boldly pursue it. Keep reminding yourself that you have tremendous reservoirs of potential within you, and therefore, you are quite capable of doing almost anything you “set your mind to.”
So, at this very moment, make up your mind that you are going to become the “Risk-Taker” you truly wish to be.
Doug has spent over 25 years mentoring and coaching people to improve their results. He is a successful entrepreneur, keynote speaker, and has a remarkable story! As a direct protege of Bob Proctor, he is on a mission to help you uncover and unlock your infinite potential!
Successful people dislike the same things you do, but they do them anyway. They get up early. They make sure they’re in front of a prospect every morning at 9:00 a.m. They practice or study while others are watching TV.
Here are three things you can do to get started:
Realize that if you want something different in life, you’re going to have to do things differently. Then, command yourself to do what you know has to be done.
Begin scheduling your day—from the time you get up until the time you go to bed. If you have a schedule, you’re more apt to do more of the things you really need to do to get where you want to go.
Hold the image of being successful at what you want to do. Envision a complete shift. And proceed to let that vision unfold every day. It won’t be easy at first; however, you’ll get stronger and stronger. And then you’ll be able to do what you want, instead of just what you think you can do.