Hey, welcome back.
In our last post, we talked about confidence (you can check it out HERE). As confidence usually involves taking a bit of a risk, which can sound dangerous and scary, we want to chat about it a little more.
When you look up the word “Risk” in the dictionary, it usually mentions the possibility of something bad or unpleasant happening, like getting hurt or losing something you’d rather hang on to.
Sometimes though, risk involves taking a chance and pushing yourself towards something good! There may be a chance that it won’t work out but there might be an equal or greater chance of it all going exactly as you hoped.
“What if I fall? you might ask.
Oh but my darling, what if you FLY!!
When it comes to taking risks, here’s how it’s done
1: Embrace risk, and accept that it’s not always bad. Rather, it gives you choices.
2: Weigh up your options. What are the pros and the cons? Make a list if it helps
3: Make a choice about making a choice, which is a choice in itself. Sorry, we’re confusing ourselves here, but decide if the risk of a little embarrassment or hurt is worth more than the chance you finding happiness and fulfilment.
4: Be smart, not scared.
5: Stick a toe outside your comfort zone, just a toe, or even a toenail. It’s not so bad out here right? Be comfortable with discomfort. And understand the difference between discomfort and danger.
6: Be your own cheerleader; visualize a positive outcome, give yourself a pep talk, prepare and practice, forgive yourself if it doesn’t work out, but throw yourself a dance party if it does.
Remember, sometimes you fail, but sometimes you learn and get better, it’s all in how you look at it. We’re all just doing our best and learning as we go, and we all deserve to succeed.
So, what will you do today to prove us right?
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