NOT TO TAKE RISK IS THE BIGGEST RISK IN LIFE
Not taking risks keeps you from moving ahead with your life. You miss out on the joi de vivre of life. You know, that there is success, peace of mind, fun, glory, happiness, joy on the other side, but you are afraid of moving your ass. Like a toad living in a pond, missing out on the mighty ocean& its creatures, you keep missing upon the amazing world outside.There are so many talented people who never get to show their talent to the world, because they are afraid to take risk& expose their skills to the industry.There are so many qualified professionals who are staying stuck with their qualifications depriving the world of their genius.
You remain immobilised because of an emotion called Fear. it’s a feeling that prevents you from moving, it keeps you stuck where you are. You are stupefied. You don’t know what to do, where to go. You are like a deer caught in the headlights. Like an ostrich,you bury your head in the sand, thinking that the problem or danger is not there & hoping that it will resolve by itself.
Fear is a physiological change in the body, a change in biochemistry of the body, that prevents you from taking action. You are dumbfounded, down, & demotivated both bodily, mentally & in spirit that stops you from taking any action, to advance, take the plunge, move& react. There are two kinds of actions you take while facing a problem or a perceived threat- flight or fight, face it or retreat from it. You choose to retreat, back out, to avoid the problem- You get into the avoidance trap, try to escape from it, short circuit problems by choosing the path that is most comfortable- the path of least resistance.
Ask what are you really fearful of?Actually, youare afraid of change or the unknown. Whenever you take a chance & enter unfamiliar or forbidden territory, you experience fear.Anything out of the routine or regularity, anything off the norms of the society or culture, anything progressive, creative, revolutionary. Fear of change prevents you from taking the decisive step & action. You are afraid to act because you doubt your abilities to handle things? You doubt your capabilities, potentials, power, stamina,talents,skills, thoughts, dreams, instincts& intuitions.
What is the remedy to fear, how to deal with it, how to overcome it. Every time you do something new, you are going to experience fear. So, you do not need to work so hard on getting rid of fear, as whatever you may do, it’s not going to go away, it is here to stay for a lifetime. Fear of situation dissolves only when you finally confront it. The doing comes before going.All youmust do to diminish your fear is to develop more trust in your ability to handle, whatever comes your way.
People who refuse to take risks live with a feeling of dread that is far more severe than what they would feel if they took the necessary risks.Pushing through fear is less frightening than living with the underlying fear that comes from a feeling of helplessness.
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