Failing can be the worst thing that can happen to anyone. At least this is the initial thought we all have. But when a person fails, he starts to figure out many other ways of succeeding. Those who see this positive effect despite the disappointments are the ones who take risks and grab another chance, or as many chances as they can, to try and try again. Those are the people who see risks as stepping stones to success, so they keep coming back stronger and wiser.
So, how do you take risks farther without giving up hope?
Start by believing in yourself. Underestimating yourself is the first step to failure. But bragging is also the other side of the coin. Remind yourself that you are capable of achieving your dreams.
Next is to back up your confidence in yourself by improving your skills. By improving your skills, you increase your chances for success. By chances, this does not mean that success is a hit or miss — it is not. Success is a decision to make. If you decide you want to succeed, then do everything in your power to get there. Learn what must be learned. And if you must unlearn things, then don’t be afraid to let go. You will learn them anew and they may come to you fresher and more filled with wisdom than before.
Challenge your limits. This is the third step I think is one of the most important. This part is beyond self-confidence. It requires you to embrace your fears and act on your goals. Your limits may tell you it is not possible. This is where logic comes to reason with you that it cannot be done. So, be ready to face it, challenge it, and overcome it!
What not to do when you take risks
One way or another, you will be tempted to compare yourself with those who have succeeded and those who have failed. By comparing yourself with others, you become blinded and no longer see yourself or your goal. You see someone else’s goal or person. Do not let that happen.
Another thing to not do when you take risks is to live according to people’s expectations. This does not mean you disrespect people. This just means that you have to find your own voice. This will take courage.
Never forget to plan! Plans are maps. If you take action without a plan, it can lead you to disaster. This can contribute to repeated failures. So take the time to plan so you can save yourself from all the unneeded stress.