As someone who can be impulsive, taking insane risks has become an integral part of my life. I don’t really think a lot when I make a decision,but I can’t say I have regretted some.
Risking everything for something can be scary, considering that you’ll be venturing into a territory unknown. I’ve seen this case especially in many, many startups. You most probably may or may not have a clear idea on what you’re doing,but you’re praying that your vision hits off. But without having a clear objective in mind, shooting in the dark can be an impractical method. Strategy+ Risk is what works, not Risk+Hope and no strategy.
Our current society today doesn’t nurture the risk taker. We’re told to play it safe, and not risk playing with fire. Thousands of potential archaeologists, scientists, artists and writers have their dreams stamped out at an early age because they’ve been told that their aspirations are of no value. After a few beers down, I’ve seen true passion in so many people’s eyes. They’ve settled really comfortably in their monotony and don’t feel ready to let go.
Risks teach you more than anything else in life. Putting yourself in the path of the unknown may impart valuable lessons that a monk in a Ferrari can’t teach you. Of course, there are days where you feel like you’re floundering in the dark aimlessly, but if you’re dedicated and consistent to your vision- chances of you getting to where you want to be is also going to be a lot more higher.
Certain risky decisions are going to inevitably impact your personal life. After all,you will have step up and let logic sense, maturity and rationality prevail when comes to your vision. Drastic decisions may sometimes be irrational, but hey- Isn’t following your passion worth the shot?
No heartbreak can be compared to when you take a major risk and it doesn’t pay off. Not only do many things get affected, you start second guessing and undermining your abilities in making judgments, which is especially painful with a failure that is raw.
It’s okay to second guess, it’s okay to feel shitty- As long as you’re able to dust off that failure and get on that road to success again.
I’ve barely experienced life, but if there’s anything that I’ve learnt: Success can make you feel giddy with happiness, and gives you the exhilaration that only winning the lottery can come close to. But, when failure hits it hits you raw and hard at the most vulnerable of places. Taking a leaf from Steve Jobs, Bill Gates and Elon Musk- Risks do sometimes pay off. Really well.