The biggest risk is not taking any risk. In a world that’s changing really quickly, the only strategy that is guaranteed to fail is not taking risks. – ‘Mark Zuckerburg’
Why some people are scared of taking risks. Is it something worth getting scared off? While stumbling upon the Social Networking Website’s, you must have seen those pretty images with some inspiring text or quotes written on it.
We read it and we share it. We share such messages or quotes with our friends, as if we are the only biggest risk takers in this universe. But Before clicking on that Share button, have you ever thought about yourself, those moments, when you turned off simply because you were afraid of taking a RISK.
Many of us fail to take risks just because our value system is compromised. Our value system develops through what we are taught and experienced. There is indeed a co-relation between the Value System and Risk taking. It’s very important for people to know themselves and understand what their value system is, because if you don’t know what your value system is, then you don’t know what risks are worth taking and which ones are worth avoiding.
Generally, we always concentrate on the outcomes or the results rather than concentrating on the Risks and getting the necessary jobs done. ‘To achieve something, you have to take Risks, you have to go down, you bear to lose, sometimes you will be defeated but eventually you’ll WIN’, A statement which I heard hundred’s of times. Risks along with it brings defeats and victories. If you take no risks, you will suffer no defeats. But if you take no risks, you win no victories. This is how it works, ‘ No Defeats, No Victories’.
By taking Risks, we allow unexpected things to happen, which helps us understand our life in a much better way and nothing can substitute the experience of taking Risks. Ultimately, the one who will be suffering or enjoying the outcomes is you. You take Risks for yourself and no one can face the losses on your behalf. Even when Death comes, we meet it alone.
There was a time in my life when I started loosing control over me, I believed what others said, I believed I cannot achieve something big in my life. I left college just because I wanted to become something else and maybe it was the biggest Risk I took since in a country where your academic qualifications are more important than the quantity and quality of knowledge you have, It is difficult to face the society. But then, when I had nothing to lose, I started taking Risks, I discovered something beautiful, something that was completely out of this world, ‘Freedom of being Myself’.
Check out this beautiful Note by Pranshul Agrawal, a good friend of mine from IIT Bombay who very beautifully defined what success is all about.
I truly believe that everything that we do and everyone that we meet is put in our path for a purpose. There are no accidents, we’re all teachers – if we’re willing to pay attention to the lessons we learn, trust our positive instincts and not be afraid to take risks or wait for some miracle to come knocking at our door.
So, go out and Take Risks, I promise you, those Risks aren’t greater than the one you are taking sitting at home, thinking about the outcomes and getting scared. Eventually, you’ll achieve none.