Selfish people prevent you from taking risks!
What mother has ever said: “Have a great day at school, sweetie – don’t forget to take a load of risks today!”
When we are younger, loved ones often tell us to be careful and stay safe.
Constant conditioning, preventing us from taking risks.
Problem is; this doesn’t stay with us in our childhood. We carry these beliefs through with us our entire lives.
Why is it a problem?
It means we associate risk, with danger; and danger creates fear.
We all know what fear does, don’t we?
Prevents us from living the life we really want to live.
When actually, risk doesn’t only mean danger.
It can also result in… REWARD!
It’s funny actually, whilst loved ones are intending to try and keep their children safe – they are actually damaging them.
This may be quite hard to understand, but preventing loved ones from taking risks is actually quite selfish.
They prevent us from taking risks, because it’s there way of saying, “I couldn’t cope if anything happened to you”.
So, by keeping us wrapped up in cotton wool, they have peace of mind.
However, their peace of mind, sacrifices our potential REWARD!
Now, I am not encouraging you to just take blind risks!
I mean, I’ve done it…
I used to swing for balconies, completely off my face.
I used to run in to crowds of 10 or so people, swinging punches.
I used to break the law, committing senseless crimes.
I used to buy and sell things, that I shouldn’t have.
I used to gamble, with money I didn’t have.
I used to have unprotected sex, with women I knew I shouldn’t.
It’s fair to say, I was a risk taker.
On reflection, I think to myself…
I was taking insane, reckless and uncalculated risks.
But for what?
Pain, danger, and a constant state or disruption in my life.
All I received, was the buzz of taking risks.
But… with NO REWARD.
An entrepreneur for example, is defined as: ‘a person who sets up a business, taking on financial risks in the hope of profit’.
They take a risk, for example investing some money in starting a part-time business.
For this, they can be rewarded with money, freedom, status, fame and authority – to name a few.
A great example of when the reward far outweighs the risk.
Wouldn’t you agree?
Why aren’t you taking risks, is it because somebody has conditioned you not to?
What would your life look like if you took a few more risks?
If you’re going to take risks, make sure they are worth the reward.
And If you’re not taking risks; well, that in itself is the biggest risk of all!
Lewis ~ someone who’s been there.
P.S – if you’re interested to see what life would look like after a leap of faith? Let’s explore this together – feel free to send me a message.
P.P.S – I’m about to take a big risk myself.
How do I feel about it? Nothing but excitement!
I hope to share more with you soon.