Why Take a Risk?

“Risk is a necessary component of progress.” Jeff Bezos

Greater risk takers are often those who make the big changes in our world. Think about it. Taking a risk means going out of your comfort zone. It means going against conventional wisdom and testing the waters of the unknown.  When we were children we were more willing to take risks.  It seems like as we get older we become stifled and fearful of taking chances.

The majority of people go through life living day to day choosing a sense of security over taking a leap of faith. Working jobs you don’t like because you have bills to pay. I understand, survival is important especially if you have a family to take care of. This is why taking risk is so much easier and less complicated when you’re still young with few commitments. But it doesn’t mean you can’t take risks later in life.

In my opinion it’s never too early or too late to take a risk. Stepping out on a leap of faith takes courage when you’re following your dream.

The first step in taking a risk involves pushing past your fear.  Don’t be afraid to stretch yourself out of your comfort zone.  It’s the first part of pursuing your ultimate goal.  Today ask yourself, what can I do differently today that will propel me to the  next stage in life?  Have I been willing to take the risks necessary to get there?  I

I love this video below where successful entrepreneurs talk about risks. Take alook.

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