In life, it’s crucial to welcome reasonable risks to propel yourself toward uncharted territories, rather than remaining trapped in the confines of a predictable routine. The rewards of venturing into the unknown far surpass the temporary fear and hesitation that may initially hold you back.
There are many things we are familiar with and use often that do not present themselves as reasonable risks. Driving a car, getting on an airplane, or consuming the food we purchase. We are also pretty good at avoiding unreasonable risks. Such as we would not walk in a field full of landmines.
But where do we not consider reasonable risks as being just that — reasonable?
When it comes to our future. What we fear to do next. Because when we think of our future, we yearn for certainty. We do not want any risk. Whatever we want to do, we simply want it to work as we expect.
We need to embrace reasonable risk to expand and develop our lives. Learning to not stop ourselves from learning or trying something new. When we feel fear we should ask “What is the worst that could happen if it doesn’t work out”?
One thing to remember in your journey is the appearance of little risk or real benefit sometimes happens much later than when we first start this work of change. Giving us too many opportunities during this lag in feedback to quickly say “The risks I took were not reasonable” when in the end, if you see things through, you will be proved wrong.
Embrace reasonable risks throughout your life to push you ahead in new directions and keep you from always adhering to a known routine in your life that keeps you stuck. The experiences you may find in doing this will far outweigh your fear and hesitation to start.