There is never a good time to take a risk

Risk-taking.

Things they don’t really teach us in school.

In fact, these are things our parents don’t really teach us.

The only school I know that teaches us human beings about risk-taking is the School of Living.

Corny, I know.

But let’s get serious for a second.

When you are out there living in the world, you come to quickly realize that there is no right time to take a risk. It boggles my mind when people will wait for the right moment or conditions, only to wait forever.

And don’t get me wrong, it doesn’t feel good to take risks.

So many thoughts run in your mind: Will this work? Will I look like an idiot? Will everything in my life fall apart?

Well, let me tell you something.

It’s usually going to feel uncomfortable when you take risks.

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But on the plus side, taking risks is what makes the roller coast of life enjoyable.

Think about it, you can’t enjoy the highs of the roller coaster without the lows. And this applies to life as well, the highs and lows are what make life exciting.

And when I really think about it, I think the angst around risk is that people tend to think of the results only and not the journey.

When the result is the only focus in our heads, then we can’t see risk as part of the ride.

When you go on a roller coaster, you’re not thinking about being satisfied at the end of the ride.

Nope!

When you are on the ride, you are just enjoying the moment.

And that’s what risk-taking should feel a little bit like.

Life is more enjoyable when you know there is a crazy mix of highs and lows.

And if we just focus on enjoying the ride more so than the results.

You’ll come to see that risk-taking is another fun roller coaster to get on.

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Bulcha (The Charismatic Nerd)

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