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The Art Of Taking Risk

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Risk hai to Ishq hai! Famous dialogue, isn’t it?

Taking risks does give thrill. Anything outside of our comfort zone gives thrill.

But it can seriously take you to the grave if you haven’t planned the “otherwise” outcome of it.

Some people think they should take bigger risks because bigger risks lead to bigger success, what they forget is, if things don’t work out the way they want, it can be a bigger disaster as well.

Some people think we shouldn’t take risks at all, because it can put them in an uncertain and “not so secure” position.

But taking no risk is the biggest risk out there. So, that’s not also a solution if you really want to grow.

The one who knows the real art of taking risks is the one who gets success.

So, how one should take risks?

The answer is, calculation.

Calculate both, the best and the worst outcome of you taking that risk.

The problem comes when we only see one outcome and get excited or intimidated by it.

But, to make the right decisions, we have to look at both the outcomes and ask ourselves if the best outcome worths it, and also do we have the resources to cover up for the worst.

If the answer is yes for both, then go ahead.

If it’s no for either of them, then you really don’t need to take that risk.

You are just putting some unnecessary pressure on yourself.

Now, when you’ll take such calculated risks, some of them fail and some of them succeed, and that helps you grow. Both in terms of taking the right decisions and also in terms of flourishing in your life.

It is always a lottery of chances. Nothing is guaranteed, definitely. But it works with the law of large numbers.

Just like when you flip a coin for the large number of times, chances of getting heads and tails increase, but you can never tell before flipping if it would be head or tail.

In the same way, if you take these calculated risks a large number of times, chances of getting success and failure both will increase.

Your goal is to get enough success so that it can cover up all your failures.

That’s it.

I hope it was helpful, do let me know what you think about it in the comments below.

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2 Comments

  1. Ajit Singh

    “Your goal is to get enough success so that it can cover up all your failures”
    Nicely put!

    • Samidha

      Haha yes, thankyou Ajit 🙂