By Kimberly Garcia
Blog Content Contributor
Most people will avoid doing something because it is out of their comfort zone. You may avoid talking to a secret admirer or going on an adventure to a new place, but when this happens, you are preventing yourself from learning more about unique ideas and what you may or may not enjoy.
When thinking about what you want to eat, you might resort to another night of Cane’s instead of trying the local restaurant that you’ve been meaning to visit for a while. Whether it is because you especially enjoy Cane’s or because you’re afraid that you may not like the dish you order at this restaurant that is new to you, you are losing out on the opportunity to learn more about the food that you like. The worst thing that could happen is that you end up not being a fan of this new place; at least you can say you’ve tried it. Of course, it would be nice to have a new restaurant that you can add to your list of options when it comes to deciding what you want to eat for dinner that day, but if not you could always try something else.
Risks have a negative connotation associated with them because it seems like most risks fail or are achieved through pure luck. I always hear actors and musicians talking about how they got their start by risking everything to begin something that they’ve always wanted to do. and it seems too good to be true. However, you should consider the work and dedication that was taken after the risk. Taking the risk is only half the battle.
Risks are meant to be spontaneous, but that doesn’t mean that you should jump into any situation blind. If there is a backup plan in case the risk fails, then it will be much easier to take the risk because there could be little or nothing to lose. It can become stressful if you are unable to recover from a bad call, so it is always best to have some sort of plan B.
As you take more risks, you begin to learn more about what you like. You are also exposed to more experiences and people. The thrill of a risk can send you into a new opportunity to understand you and your own personality. So, next time you’re on the fence about a new activity, give it a chance. The risks might be worth the reward.
Featured image by Kimberly Garcia.