Beta Life Series – Taking Risks
Beta Life Series
When was the last time you took a step, and you felt like the hinges holding your world were about to snap?
Former heavyweight boxing champion, Muhammad Ali, insisted, “He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life.”
What could be more exciting than taking a risk?
What’s more fulfilling than a leap of faith that was handsomely rewarded?
I imagine it’s like cranking the ignition of the first automobile engine, and it roared to life.
It’s like sailing across the Atlantic for the first time from Europe and finding a new land called America.
It’s like pressing the shutter of the first Polaroid camera, and an image was captured.
What’s more exhilarating than rocking in a new orbit after a quantum leap that took your breath away?
Risk takers are the ones who deserve a place on the extraordinary lane.
Facebook founder, Mark Zuckerberg, sums it up well when he said, “The biggest risk is not taking any risk… In a world that [is] changing really quickly, the only strategy that is guaranteed to fail is not taking risks.”
You won that contract because someone was willing to take a risk on your competence.
When was the last time you took a risk? Your capacity will always remain the same if you refuse to increase your appetite for risk. Your dreams may not morph to reality until you are willing to take bold risks.
Unfortunately, we find ourselves in a system and culture that vehemently hates taking risks. So, a normal life often mimics the trails of an animal in a circus show.
But it’s not the fault of the system; you have a responsibility to break out of the normalcy. Not many people dare to do this, so the few that break out are often the rebels scaling into new heights of excellence.
Well, the most important thing is to get into the act – make a move and take a risk.
And for young people, there is no better time to take risks than now. Now is the time to take risks, make mistakes and learn.
You may win some and lose some, but one thing is for sure, you will never be the same again.