January 02, 2022 3 min read

Pursuing your goals and potential is going to require you to take risks.

Without risk, there is no reward.

Losers fear taking risks...

They don't want change...

They don't want to break the status quo...

They don't want to get uncomfortable...

They don't want to lose what they have now...

...and they view risk as an obstacle or struggle they have to overcome.

Winners think of risk very differently...

They see risk as an opportunity for them to achieve greatness.  They fear where they will end up if they don't take the risk.

How Do You Know If It’s Going To Be Worth It?

Calculated risk-taking will almost always be worth it.

Here’s what you have to understand…

If you are thinking about risk in terms of what you have to lose if you fail…

You're thinking about risk the complete opposite way from how you should be thinking of it.

Instead, you should be thinking about what your life is going to look like if you don’t take the risk.

You should be thinking about what the outcome is going to be if you don’t try.

You should be thinking about the fact that you are going to be less than what you could be if you don’t take the risk.

If you never take the risk, you’re going to look back at your life 10 years from now and wonder where you could have ended up if you would have taken the risk.

Not only is this a wasted opportunity, but deep down ... you will never stop regretting the fact that you SHOULD HAVE taken that risk, but didn't.

Why You Should Take Risks

You have to take risks if you want to improve any area of your life...

But with that risk, often comes a reward.

Most people overvalue their current situation to the point where they fear risk...

Especially if they were to fail and "lose" what they have currently.

Look at it this way ... you’re going to fail in life...

But that is part of the reward that comes with risk.

Because with each failure comes an opportunity to learn a lesson and quickly adjust.

For example, it only takes most people one time to touch the hot stove and realize they should never do it again.

Even still, there are very few calculated risks you’ll take in life that will be detrimental to your success.

My point is ... don't be afraid to take risks that can move you forward in business & in life.

There Are Two Types Of Risk

One thing you have to understand is that there are two different kinds of risks.

There is careless risk-taking, and there is calculated risk-taking.

Careless risk-taking is doing stupid shit, like blowing all of your money on lottery tickets in hopes that you'll win the jackpot…

Quitting your job with no source of income lined up...

Or anything else that is irrational and impulsive.

Careless risk-taking will not get you where you want to go in life.

Instead ... you should only take calculated risks.

The only way you can do so is by thinking about the end result and where you’re looking to end up…

Then reverse-engineering a game plan that you can follow to reach your desired end point.

It’s no different than setting a goal, but you have to make sure that the risks you’re taking are calculated.

Even if you fail, you’ll still learn something that will help you improve and adjust your game plan along the way ... so that your chances of being successful next time are much higher.

Start Taking Risks

Risks are opportunities for greatness.

No matter what area of your life you’re looking to improve…

Your relationships...

Your financial situation...

Your career/business...

Risk is necessary.

If you have a goal in mind, and you are taking risks that are calculated...

You're going to be glad you took them.

If you don’t take action, you’ll be sitting in the same spot years from now, wondering what could have been if you would have just taken the risk.  That's a regret you'll have to live with for the rest of your life.

To get to where you want to go in life, you'll have to take calculated risks at some point.

Why not start today?