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The Danger Is Failure Is Actually and Absolutely an Option

If you want to maximize your opportunities and experiences in life, it takes total belief in yourself so you can take the necessary calculated risks.  Sound scary?

Life truly is something where the adage, “No risk…no reward,” applies in dramatic fashion.

Let me paint a word picture to help make my point here.

How many times have you stood on the shore of some body of water and wondered about the mysteries of its depths?

The only way to find out about those mysteries is to jump into that body of water and become fully immersed in it. Life is the same!

You can choose to stand on the shore of life and wonder about the potential of its mysteries. On the other hand, you can jump headlong into life and become fully immersed in it which allows you to push the mysteries aside and live your life to its true potential.

Yes, there’s some risk in making that jump but consider the amazing rewards of discovery!

The problem is too many people never make the jump because they are afraid of the unknown consequences. The only way to confirm whether the consequences (risks) are worth the reward of discovery is to increase your level of knowledge about the world around you.

Broad knowledge is the solution to determining whether risk is folly or calculated. And, it’s not just knowledge acquired at a single point in time that is important here. It’s the accumulation of a constantly growing base of knowledge over the continuum of your life.

Knowledge isn’t a one time thing like your birth or death. It’s an evolving thing just like life, in general.

Think about it…that’s why some people become more comfortable and sure within themselves as their life experiences accumulate. They know they know enough to believe in themselves and, therefore, take the calculated risks necessary to a glorious and broad spectrum of life experiences.

Believe that you can know and you will know that you can believe in yourself.

Here are a couple of resources to help you create success for yourself through building your knowledge.

11 Easy and Efficient Ways to Build Knowledge, Self Teach, and Learn Every Day

21 Ways to Achieve Wealth and Success

After all, do you really want failure to be an option in your life?

What is the first step you will take to assure failure is actually and absolutely NOT an option?

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Mindstate mentor, author, trainer and speaker, Gary Greenfield (@LifeRider) helps organizations with inspirational insight and concise business ideas to help improve mindstate and minimize stress. He believes a mindstate that is positive and stress that is minimized helps people better profit through performance.

Sandy Geroux

May 27, 2017 9:07 am Reply

Hey, Gary – you’re speaking my language with “no risk, no reward.” So true! I’ve always found that the more I procrastinate on taking a risk, the scarier it becomes in my mind. But the reality is usually much less scary than I imagined it would be. Thanks for the great reminder!

    Gary Greenfield

    May 31, 2017 9:20 am Reply

    Sandy, never fear…that’s why I’m here! That was supposed to be a pun. :<) Thanks for the comment and I'm glad the thoughts were meaningful to you.