Taking a risk should never be evaluated by fear or the probability of success, only by the value of the goal hoping to be achieved. — John Maxwell from Failing Forward
When did you last fail at something? How about this question — when is the last time you didn’t do something for fear of failure? Worrying about failure must rank at the top of the reason chart why we do not achieve more of our dreams.
PUT IT INTO ACTION:
Practice Taking Calculated Risks
— We can always find a reason not to do something. We each have an internal risk threshold. To achieve new things, we need to stretch our tolerance levels and take calculated risks. This pushes internal barriers and patterns to change aspects of life.
Seek Courageous Role Models
— Make a list of people who have overcome obstacles and fears to succeed. These are mentors with courage. They can help with exploring the pros and cons and provide needed confidence or caution.
Nigel Cumberland, “100 Things Successful People Do — Little Exercises for Successful Living”