R is for Risk



Throughout life I have been a risk-taker. I don’t mean death defying adventurous escapades (I am a big scaredy-cat when my feet don’t touch the ground) but risks that enable me to fulfil my dreams.

In order to make progress and continue the learning process, I believe an element of risk is necessary. Naturally, there are consequences to consider so it is wise to weigh up the pros and cons before jumping into the fire without water. It is also important to take into account how the consequences affect the people around you.

I firmly believe that with commitment towards a goal, a lot of hard work and a bit of bullheadedness, a risk will pay-off. Obstacles will need to be overcome and there will be times of struggle (it is never plain-sailing) but keeping focus and believing in oneself does reap reward.
 
Are you a risk-taker?

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  1. No risk, no reward, I say.

    (I've jumped out of a perfectly good airplane before. Does that count?)

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    1. Oh course it counts as long as you were rewarded with a cold beer afterwards :)

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  2. I agree, a few risky risk and for that matter many calculated risks are much needed along with handwork.
    Wonderful Post, made me feel a motivated to take a leap.
    Thanks for sharing! :)
    Cheers!

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    1. Thank you, Karnika. Glad you are motivated :)

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  3. It's so funny you write this--my fortune cookie last night said, "He who takes risks must risk a fall" or something to that effect. I write about entrepreneurship and small business ownership a lot and the one theme that runs throughout is that if you aren't failing at least occasionally in life, you aren't really trying. Most truly successful people have a string of failures behind them and they finally started getting it right.

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    1. I think the key is to get up, brush yourself off and carry on. I've plummetted many times but I'm still here and working hard towards my goals. Thank you for your comment Stephanie.

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  4. Calculated risks are more than welcome here. Of the wall risks take a bit longer to be accepted.

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    1. The biggest risks I've made have been a bit off the wall but they were necessary to achieve my goals and make my vision a reality. My hubby is more calculated so we balance each other perfectly.

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  5. I tend to be a bit of a risk taker myself. I completely agree with you! If we only ever play it safe, we'll never know the rewards of taking a chance and growing or discovering something new!

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    1. Exactly, Jade. Thanks so much for popping by.

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  6. Yes I'm a big calculated risk taker. Life's too short to sit on the sidelines.

    I’m exploring different types of dreams and their meanings.
    R is for Running in Slow Motion
    Stephen Tremp’s Breakthrough Blogs

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    1. Your post today complimented mine to an extent. Once a risk is taken you have to plough through the tough times to make things happen the way you intended. Thank you for popping by.

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  7. I was a big risk taker in my younger days, now, not so much, but damn, I'm getting to an age where I'm ready to hit the road and see what comes. :)

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  8. Risk and I are not happy traveling companions. But as with driving flooded, rainy streets to get rare blood to hurting patients who need it, I sometimes have to have him along to get something worthwhile done. :-)

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  9. The hardest part about that for me is how taking a risk might affect others. Definitely tougher when you have responsibilities.

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  10. Does moving countries count as risk? If yes, then I am an intrepid risk taker! As far as other, leaping off bridges and climbing everest types of risks go, you'll find me cowering in the corner. In fact, except for the A-Z that's pretty much what I do in blogland as well :D

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  11. if you don't take risks, you'll never know. I might be a calculated risk taker but i still wish to realize my dreams. They don't involve sky-diving but they can involve travel or doing something I never did before.

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  12. What's life without a little risk. It's necessary to move out of our comfort zones once I a while.

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  13. I am not a risk taker. Doing things like that has always been a challenge for me. I think people are brave when they want to take chances like that.

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  14. Well said with a can do attitude! Love it!

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  15. I'm somewhat of a risk taker in life - choosing to move to another country, getting divorced, but in finances, not so much. I evaluate the pros and cons first. I've gone on adventure tours that I didn't know were that risky until I was in the middle of it. I don't normally seek that type of vacation out - give me museums, big cities, art galleries. . .

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  16. Absolutely not! I am hardworking and tenacious - setting my sights on goals that I am determined to reach but I hate taking risks.

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  17. Hi Nicola.
    You're a winner!
    Swing by my blog to see what you've won.
    Writer In Transit

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  18. I'm a risk taker, especially if I'm unsatisfied with where I'm at. I'll take big leaps. They usually land me in good places.

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  19. I agree with you. Without risk, no reward. I don't consider myself a risk-taker per se, but I will take calculated risks.
    @DoreeWeller from
    Doree Weller’s Blog

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  20. Actually, when I read the first sentence, I would not have considered myself a risk-taker. However, I have taken a few steps outside my comfort in order to reach my dreams, so perhaps I am a risk taker after all :)

    Molly @MyCozyBookNook
    My Cozy Book Nook
    Revising Life after 50

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