Taking a risk means that you choose do something with the understanding of both the positive result as well as the negative results. In taking a risk, you allow for the possibility of both results to be the outcome.
Risk are healthy and can be good for leadership, self awareness, confidence and esteem but risk can also be unhealthy if the risk taker does not have a good sense of self or take risk that can hurt others.
Anything that one does that can hurt someone else will hurt the one doing it even more it merely takes time for the balance of all things to cycle around.
People who feel lost in situations that they claim they cannot get out of fail to take a risk; They fail to allow the possible positive outcome and more so, they fail to allow the possible negative outcome.
Many survivors of domestic violence claim that they were lost in the cycle for years because they feared the negative outcome and such fear never allowed them to entertain the possibility of the positive outcome.
Many “worker-bees” of the world claim that they felt lost in a job that seemed to go nowhere and feared going back to school because they secretly believed that they weren’t smart enough as they had struggled to finish high school.
Many openly homosexual persons claim that before they “came-out” they feared what friends and family would think of them.
Many happily married interracial couples claim that they once feared dating someone who looked the way their spouse does because they feared that such a person would not take them serious in a relationship and only attempt to use them for sex or other gains.
Many happily married Black couples living in the Sacramento region claimed that they once feared dating other Blacks because they assumed that they knew exactly what the relationship would be like.
In every scenario mentioned above, fear undermined progress until one decided to take a risk and allow for both possible results to come out of their risk.
You can read more about fear in the following article- Daily thought: fear and its results
What are your thoughts on risk and risk taking? How have risk impacted your life in positive/negative ways?