Risk immobilizes many of us.
What if I don’t win or get the job? What if I lose or get rejected?
We accept unsatisfactory lives because we are afraid of the uncertainty associated with change. Change evokes ideas of worst-case scenarios.
But, are these worst-case scenarios all that likely, or are they even all that bad?
We tend to emphasize losses much greater than gains.
Instead of thinking what if I lose, consider a second approach to uncertainty.
Take risks. You either get the reward or grow through the process of rejection.
If we can view setbacks or “failures” as growth opportunities, risks are no longer risky. Instead of viewing payoffs as both pros and cons, both outcomes become pros.
Regrets come from inaction.
Reframe risk. Take action.