July 26 - Geezer's Blog - National All or Nothing Day

posted by Dave Lehner -

The Bottom Line: Some fun facts about risk takers!

The Full Story:

  • Great, opportunities often come from risk-taking.We tend to view risk-taking negatively, but while some risks certainly don’t pay off, it’s important to remember that some do. A wise man once said: “Nothing ventured, nothing gained.”
  • Taking risks shows confidence and helps you stand out. Want to raise your profile at work? Taking a calculated risk is also a great opportunity to stand out and to present yourself as a leader.
  • We learn from risks — and those lessons may lead us on an important, new path. When you grow internally, you can expand beyond your own boundaries – isn’t that the point?
  • Success won’t fall in your lap — you have to pursue it. Taking risks may be a necessary step in actively pursuing success – and really, there’s a reason for the proverb: “The greater the risk, the greater the reward.”
  • You don’t achieve your dreams by playing it safe.Risk-taking won’t only potentially benefit the career-path you’re already on — it may actually open you up to a world of possibilities you haven’t considered yet.
  • Embracing risk-taking helps you overcome a fear of failure.
  • Taking a risk doesn’t mean doing so haphazardly.Look, no one’s suggesting you jump into a pool without checking to see if there’s water in it. BE SMART, but don’t allow your fear of failure to guide your choice. Be smart, and take the leap.
All or Nothing Day

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