I don’t think I’ve always been a risk taker, and to be quite honest, I’m not a big risk taker, but I have definitely got a lot in my life over the last few years out of taking chances.
Going to a job interview I never thought I had a chance in hell of getting through, turned out to be one of the most formative chances I could ever have taken – the job may be long gone now but it was a turning point in boosting my confidence and overcoming some serious anxiety issues.
That was my starting point, a true defining time in my life. And if I hadn’t gone? Who knows.
I remember the phone call where I was offered the job, my new boss had to spend a good 10 minutes convincing me that she actually did want me on her team. That was how intensely I didn’t believe that taking that chance could ever pay off.
Big chances, little chances, they crop up every day. Ignoring them is a sure fire way to find yourself stuck in a major rut. And that’s a habit we all need to kick.
When to take that leap:
- Whatever it is, it just feels right – you can’t imagine a future in which you haven’t ever tried it.
- It scares you, a mild-to-moderate amount.
- You can see the outcome, in your wildest dreams somewhere.
- It just won’t get out of your brain.
- It just makes sense to you.
Maybe it’s time to say yes.
Once you start taking chances you can open up infinite new + exciting possibilities.