Is Fear of the Unknown Stopping You from Living a Purpose-Fulfilled Life?
No one ever gets anywhere if they don’t take a chance. Therefore, it follows suit that you go even further in life if you take more chances. But how do you go about that and what kinds of chances should you take?
When Money is a Factor
Many chances you take will likely require money. If you are thinking of starting a new business or making some kind of business investment, you will need an outlay of cash.
Certainly, you don’t want to take your life savings to Vegas in hopes of doubling your money. The odds are you’ll lose all your money. You also never want to take chances with money that you will need for basic living expenses and for short term emergencies.
Money could be one reason why people do not take more chances. But if you do your homework, you may discover that when you go for whatever it is you seek, it may pay off quite well. The alternative is that you don’t take the chance and you are guaranteed no results whatsoever.
Taking Risks In Spite of Fear
People are afraid of taking chances due to fear of unknown consequences. Perhaps your company wants to relocate you to another country. It will mean more money but it’s going to be in a country with an unfamiliar culture for you and your family.
How do you overcome this fear?
The first step is you need to believe in the changes that will take place when you take the risk. If you stand strong on your belief than you can get others, like your family, on board. If you are hesitant, they will pick up on that and it will be a tougher road to follow.
According to Forbes magazine, it suggests that we over exaggerate the risks of failure and under exaggerate the risks of succeeding. This means that many of the chances we are faced with, may actually come out in our favor. This is certainly good news and should help in our journey to take more chances.
One of the worst things that happens to people is when they look back on their lives and wished they had taken more risks. They would love to have accomplished more with their lives. Avoiding risk may keep you safe from certain situations, but it will never push you forward to that place outside your comfort zone. This is usually the place where you can realize your dreams.
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