Last week I shared on Negativity-101. I hope we all were able to connect to some of what I had written in that blog post and make a part of them our lifestyle. For those who haven’t feel free to check out that blog post …
“Life is inherently risky. There is only one big risk you should avoid at all costs, and that is the risk of doing nothing.” ~Denis Waitley
The greatest risk of all happens to be living, because you dont know whats coming at you the next second or minute. Breathing is a risk( you may end up inhaling the wrong compound), walking is a risk( you may fall dowm the stairs and twist your ankle, have your leg caught in a ditch, get hit by a car while trying to get across the road), eating is a risk because no matter how neat you are with your cooking it cannot be a 100% microorganisms free.. Right?? So why then even after we have taken all these risk day by day, week by week , year by year, we still hold back from exploring ourselves and our talent to the fullest of our ability??
Risktaking can be scary. It can bring losses but it also brings alot of profit. The most amazing thing about taking risks is that the outcome/ reward usually outweights the risk taken. Its like giving a bar of gold in return for ten bars, (sounds like a worthy exchange to me).
In every risk taken there is always a livelihood of a negative outcome but we as individuals need to be optimistic because firstly we have taken the greatest risk of all(living) so why not make the best of it instead of huddling up in our shells. Life has got alot to offer to us but we can only enjoy life to the fullest if we learn to take risks and learn to live life. Taking risks is an inevitable task in life but its the number of time in which we take risks that differs.
We need to take risks in order to-
- Fulfill Gods plan for our lives
- Enjoy what life has to offer
- Live a life which we would be proud of
- Take dominion
- Improve on ourselves
- To be able to make ourselves an example to others
Now I don’t want a case whereby people end up taking stupid risks because of this blog post, and thats where the issue of calculating our risks come in. We need to learn to calculate our risk, the cost of our risk. We need to take smart risks, risks which are worth it and risks whereby the reward outweighs the actual risk taken.
In taking risks we need to ask ourselves-
- If the opportunity would ever come again
- If we are physically and mentally able to take such risk
- What other opportunities are you forgoing by taking/ not taking this opportunity.
The truth is no matter how much we try to avoid risks or hide in our shells, the risks themselves would find us. Its inevitable. Its better for us to weigh the cost of our risks by ourselves and decide which we would take and that which we would not than to let the fear of takimg risks keep us from doing anything…
Be a risk taker….
Cast your bread upon the waters, for you will find it after many days. Give a portion to seven, or even to eight, for you know not what disaster may happen on earth. If the clouds are full of rain, they empty themselves on the earth, and if a tree falls to the south or to the north, in the place where the tree falls, there it will lie.
2 Kings 7:4
If we say, ‘Let us enter the city,’ the famine is in the city, and we shall die there. And if we sit here, we die also. So now come, let us go over to the camp of the Syrians. If they spare our lives we shall live, and if they kill us we shall but die.”
Happy Monday and I hope we all have a blessed week ahead…..