Taking risks is not always a bad thing

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Author: Andrea

Taking risks can be a scary thing to do, and I’m not talking about the risks that adrenaline junkies like to take. I am referring to the everyday risks that we are faced with, the different opportunities that we let slip through our fingers because we are too afraid to step up and take the chance.

There will be many times during our lives where we will be faced with the opportunity to make important choices that include risk. It could be moving away for school or work, changing career paths, starting your own business or even cutting out toxic relationships from your life. All of these risks can be tough, most of the time because they lead you to changing your life in a significant way.

Taking risks can allow you to get to know yourself on a deeper level.

Taking risks can allow you to get to know yourself on a deeper level. It can provide you with opportunities that can lead to you accomplishing things you never thought you would be able to!

So why do we live in fear of taking risks?

Taking risks pushes you to step out of your comfort zone and do something you typically wouldn’t do. This can be terrifying, and this fear is completely normal. We are stepping into unknown territory, doing things that we never thought we would be brave enough to do. But think about all the people who have achieved great things in life, they’re all people who also experience fear. The difference is that many of them use these emotions as motivation to push them to accomplish everything that they have done.

Fear can be a good thing if you let it fuel you or very bad if you let it take control of you, and how you deal with it is up to you to decide.

“The biggest risk is not taking any risk” – Mark Zuckerberg