What’s Your Biggest Risk?

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We live in a world brimming with risks.  Every day, we’re faced with choices that vary in risk levels.

Some embrace risk with open arms, while others shy away, opting for a cautious, seemingly safe life.

But is that safety truly fulfilling?

Bob Proctor says, “The greatest hazard in life is to risk nothing”.

It’s not just risk but taking risks that propels us forward. When we step out of our comfort zones, we confront our fears, self-doubt, and lack of confidence—barriers that hinder our potential.

Sure, it takes courage to take that first leap, but it gets easier with practice and each risk teaches us invaluable lessons. (just like a baby starting to crawl and then walk… you know what I mean!)

Now, this doesn’t mean we should recklessly jump at every opportunity.

It’s crucial to evaluate risks, understand their potential, and decide if they’re worth taking.  Often, we overthink risks, focusing on what could go wrong instead of envisioning what could go right.  I’ll be honest: not every risk pays off.

But even in failure, there’s growth. You don’t grow by standing still.

There’s an exhilarating thrill in taking risks—whether it’s jumping off a cliff into a lake, pursuing someone who lights a fire in you, living in a distant land, climbing a mountain, or investing in a startup.

Growing up on a farm, I learned early that risk is woven into the fabric of life. Farming success is impossible without embracing and managing risk.

As a young woman at the age of 23, I took a leap of faith and invested in a franchise. 

It was a significant financial gamble, but it paid off. Later, I ventured into home business entrepreneurship and then investing in real estate, guided by mentors like Robert Kiyosaki.

Not every investment was a home run, but each one taught me something valuable and propelled me forward.

But I will say the best risk/ investment I made was in my own personal growth and development… it seemed like a huge risk the first time I spent $$$ to be mentored by success leaders, but it literally brought me to millions in revenue and net worth.

The essence of a full, rewarding life lies in risk-taking. You can’t hide in your shell like a turtle; you need to stick your neck out and move forward.

So, what’s your biggest risk? Not taking one.

Embrace the unknown, and let it lead you to growth, fulfillment and freedom!

About the author 

Deborah MacDonald

After almost 25 years as an entrepreneur, I continue to grow my business, my passive income streams and my wealth. And now I mentor others on their wealth journeys by teaching them how to fund their own freedom lifestyle.

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