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The Benefits of Taking Risks
Are you thinking about taking a risk?
Maybe a little scared to take a risk?
When’s the last time you took a risk?
Taking risks in life, in love, in relationships, in business…
The opportunities for risk-taking are everywhere.
But most people avoid taking risks, out of fear.
Here are 3 main benefits of risk-taking:
1. You face your fear.
And once you face that fear, that fear can’t run your life any more.
2. You become stronger.
Once you realize that you are stronger than your fear, you often discover that you’re stronger than you thought you were.
3. Your life changes in ways you couldn’t have predicted or imagined.
Let me give you a real-life example of all 3 benefits…
In 2007, I found myself $40,000 in credit card debt working out of my parents’ basement.
I knew that something had to change, but I didn’t know what to change – or how.
Then I decided to take a risk that changed my life…
I decided to hire my first real mentor – someone who was where I wanted to be in life and business, and who I hoped could show me how to get there.
I did everything my mentor told me to do…
Followed his instructions to the letter…
Kept focused and worked hard…
And within 90 days, had my first 5-figure month.
I knew that I was finally on my way to getting out of debt for good. (I did pay off all my debts and become 100% debt-free 10 months later.)
I also decided that I wanted to move out of my parents’ house.
And that’s when I took another risk that changed my life…
After that first 5-figure month, I was talking with a friend of mine – a fellow speaker named Scott – saying that I wanted to move out of New England and live someplace warm.
Scott lived (and still lives) in Ohio.
So he says to me, “Why don’t you move to Ohio? It’ll be fun.”
And I’m thinking, “Ohio… Fun… Hmm, not getting this…”
But for some reason, I just couldn’t get the thought of out my head.
I tossed and turned.
I hemmed and hawed.
I did all those things that people do when they’re trying to decide whether to take a risk or not.
Finally, after about 3 weeks of this inner wrestling, I packed all of my worldly possessions into my Toyota Camry and drove the 1,000+ miles from Maine to Ohio.
As soon as I arrived, I said to myself, “What the hell am I doing here?”
I knew exactly one person in Ohio – my friend Scott.
But in that first week, Scott introduced me to his friend, Phil…
Two weeks later, Phil introduced me to a gorgeous, petite little blonde named Babette…
And a little while after that, Babette became my wife.
The moral of the story?
Taking risks SOMETIMES means doing things that don’t make any “logical” sense.
Taking risks OFTEN means listening to your gut / heart / intuition / Higher Self / Authentic Self … and not your head (which will ALWAYS try to talk you out of it).
Taking risks ALWAYS means that you will grow as a person.
Now I’m not suggesting we take crazy or stupid risks.
For example, I knew that if Ohio didn’t work out, I could always move to someplace that was actually, in fact, warm. (Ohio weather is in fact very nice most of the year. Just ask LeBron James.)
The point is, one of the things that separates highly successful people (the Naturals) from non-successful people is that the Naturals consistently take calculated risks.
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Noah St. John, Author The Book of Afformations®