If you want a better life, start taking chances now! I’m not saying you should mortgage your house and go play high limit craps at the casino.
Risking everything on the roll of a dice can be a crazy move! At the same time you do need to ‘roll the dice of life’ if you want to get somewhere.
The number one thing that separates the people who do accomplish their dreams from the people who looked back on their lives with nothing to show for it is that the former took more calculated risks.
It is easy to play it safe and never raise your hand. There is just one problem with that mentality.
It is stupid! It doesn’t get you anywhere that you want to go.
You can always work at a job you hate because it is safe, put your money in a CD that pays less than inflation because it is secure, and you can stay in a relationship with someone you don’t like just because it is familiar.
Or, you can take a chance in life. Go after your dream job, seek better investments, get out of bad relationships and go after the things you really want in life!
Life is so much better when you actually take chances.
There are too many people in this world who live mediocre lives because they simply avoid taking risks. At the same time successful people tend to be the biggest risk takers ever.
Bill Gates was taking a risk when he dropped out of college to start a business!
Galileo was taking a risk when he directly challenged the church by stating the earth revolved around the sun!
The founding fathers of the United States of America where all taking risks by signing their name on the Declaration of Independence!
Nothing happens until you take a risk and make a stance to go after what you believe in.
You need to risk something, whether it be your money, reputation, or your beliefs in order to move forward in life.
The good news is while you may lose when taking risks there are 2 sides to every coin. You may also win by taking risks.
In fact, if you are consistently taking risks in life you will eventually come out ahead. It is inescapable, even if you are the most unlucky person with the lowest intelligence ever, you can’t lose everything that you go after.
Thomas Edison failed to create the light bulb 10,000 times before he succeeded! He only needed to succeed once to become one of the richest men in the country and one of the most famous inventors of all time.
Similarly, you only need to succeed once to start a new life for yourself. Think about that. If you are a singer, painter, actor, or whatever it may seem difficult to get discovered. But you only need to get discovered once to change your life.
What have you got to lose by going to American Idol and auditioning compared to what you could possibly win? Do you really think the risks outweigh the rewards here?
If you know what you are doing and you go after your dreams you will probably end up falling flat on your face quite a few times. When you do and people criticize your mistakes it may seem that taking risks is not the way to get ahead and that you are better off playing it safe.
But for those who do not just play it safe and who keep taking chances (and for those who learn from their past mistakes) you will eventually have to come out ahead. Sometimes being right on one big risk can be all you need to change your life forever.
So, never forget to keep taking chances and keep learning from them. If you do then life is sure to be more entertaining and more worthwhile then if you just sit on the sidelines and watch others pass you by.