I’ve been relatively low risk taker throughout my life. Joining the military and leaving home was a huge deal and unexpected to most. But I took the chance. I am glad I did. It opened my eyes to a lot of things; culture, new foods, new relationships, and what ultimately led me to where I am at in life now. It was a chance that I am glad I took.
Starting this blog was me taking a huge chance because what right did I have to put my words into the world? Who would actually take my words and learn something? Well, quite a few people actually. I never see this working out to be my big moneymaker in life, which is good, because that means I can write what I’d like and nothing is lost. I just hope to help those who are reading.
Taking chances lead to a lot of vulnerability and you have to be prepared for that. Whether it be emotionally, physically, or even monetary, it can be scary. If you’re venturing out and trying something new, be smart about it. Try to avoid debt when you can. Don’t get into other peoples heads and don’t think about what they might be thinking, because they probably aren’t. Finally, take care of yourself and your family. If you have a family, taking chances can be a lot more difficult. But it’s not impossible. If you have a good support system at home, that increases your chances of being successful.
If you are young and/or single, take advantage of this time to explore the things that make you happy. When it is just you that is relying on your money and time, you can take greater risks.
Taking chances are sometimes once in a lifetime opportunities. You don’t want to be on your deathbed thinking, “Man, I sure wish I would have scratched that itch when I was younger.” I get it, taking chances looks a lot different to everybody. But if you want it that bad, you will find a way.
What chances have you been wanting to take and what is holding you back? Let me know on twitter!