Sir Sterling Moss, arguably the greatest all-around racing driver in history and icon of the motorsports world, knew something about risks and reward. Out of the 375 competitive races Moss finished during his professional racing career, he won an astonishing 212. All those wins did not come by taking the less challenging route.
“To achieve anything in this game you must be prepared to dabble in the boundary of disaster.” – Sterling Moss
The same can be said for achieving spectacular results in life. How many times have you been richly rewarded for taking the safe and easy path? My guess – not many.
Wildly successful people are comfortable with risk. They embrace the challenge and uncertainly of risk. After all, with risk comes reward. But don’t be fooled. Not all risk is created equal.
Risk can come in multiple forms. Crazy ass or calculated. Dumb or smart. There is a time and place for both types of risks. In fact, people may characterize risks differently. You may characterize sky diving as a dumb, crazy ass risk. Who wants to jump out of a perfectly good airplane? (Actually, I do. It’s on my bucket list.)
Another person may believe sky diving in tandem with an experienced diver is actually a worthwhile calculated risk. It all depends on your perception and comfort level with risk.
Without risks, there is no growth or advancement in life.
You can see this when moving to a new city, investing in the market, starting a new business, trying a new activity, dating and getting married. Life in general is uncertain. Of course, we all know the only things that are certain in life are death and taxes. Nevertheless, risk can be exciting and exhilarating when entered into appropriately. Embrace the smart, calculated risks. You’ll be amazed at what you’ll learn and gain in the process.
Your mindset is of utmost importance when taking on risk. As with your perception of your self-worth, the results of your risk taking will reflect your thoughts around the risk itself. Are you confident and excited about the risk? Do you choose success or failure? A positive mental, emotional, and instinctive mind will work wonders to reward the risks you take.
Are you ready to up level your performance? Take the calculated risk and apply for a complimentary Discovery Session with Nadine Haupt. Simply go to www.NadineHaupt.com/coaching and make your first action and inspired one!