Facing your fears is one of the most difficult things you do. Whether it’s a fear of heights or a fear of failure, these obstacles hold you back from taking risks. Without risk, you could miss out on opportunities that help you discover who you are and what you’re capable of.
From taking risks at work to taking risks in your life, a little bit of uncertainty can payoff. Think about the last time you did something that scared you — it was probably a long time ago, but what was the outcome? Did you overcome your fears? Did you make it through? DId you come out a stronger or more confident person?
Some risks, like moving to a new city or completely changing careers, help you find success by pushing you to be independent or grow or skill set. With most decisions, you never know unless you give it a try. As long as the risk your evaluating doesn’t cause danger to use or someone else, consider taking a chance after you know all the options. With a solid backup plan in place, you can move forward and if failure does happen, you can learn from your mistakes. Don’t let your fear of failure hold you back from reaching success.
For a fun spin on how to take more risks, take this advice from some of the riskiest people out there: stunt drivers.
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