It is said that the greatest risk in life is to not take risks. Nothing outstanding is ever really achieved without taking calculated risks and although it may be the safe way to live, it is quite limiting.
Taking calculated risks
Interestingly, it’s important to note that taking risks and taking calculated risks are two different things. Taking random, careless risks is stupid. For example, driving without seatbelts, or texting while driving. We do not recommend these types of risks. On the other hand, taking calculated risks requires courage, planning and a great deal of strategy. An example of this would be the calculated risks involved in starting a business.
The Courage to take risks
“He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life”. – Muhammad Ali
The quote above is from Mohammad Ali, the great boxer. Taking risks takes courage. Accomplishing great things in life requires among other things, great courage and calculated risks.
One great example of taking calculated risks is that of Boeing, the designers and manufacturers of the popular Boeing 747 jumbo jet. It is said that during the design and manufacture phase of the project, the Boeing company had invested so much into the project that if it failed, they would go bankrupt. It was a huge risk that turned out to their advantage. Today, the Boeing 747 is probably the most known aircraft in the world.
Go big to win big
Do you live your life in a safe zone, never venturing into the unknown? Or do you take calculated risks that create exponential benefits? What type of risks have you taken in your career or business? Leave us your comments below. We would love to hear from you. As the saying goes, you have to go big to win big. In other words, you have to take huge risks to see huge returns.
We urge you today to take time out to plan and strategize on calculated risks that will be beneficial to you, your career or your company. Don’t be afraid to take those huge steps towards your big goals.
Today’s Funny Quote
Thank God it’s Friday. We leave you with this funny quote from Jim Carrey, the comedian:
“Behind every great man is a woman rolling her eyes”. – Jim Carrey
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