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Risking – Going For Gold (Part 4)

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(…continued from last week)

To risk implies taking action. Of course you could just sit there and do nothing, but you’re not going to get anything different from your past. Deciding to take a risk is at times very tough to do. To take a risk means you must admit that something in your life presently is dissatisfying. You have to admit you want something better. You have to admit that it’s time to make a change.

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That decision to make that change is a very hard one and it is scary. People who continually postpone decisions can’t take risks, they are stuck, and they refuse to take action because it’s too scary. In order to take a risk you’ve got to be willing to expose yourself. You’ve got to show who you are, what you know and what you believe is possible.

Standing In The Open For All To See

It’s opening up to let people see what you really are like. Frequently people wearing swimsuits feel at least some trepidation because maybe they aren’t in perfect shape and people will see their bodily imperfection. It’s being willing to step up and say “Okay, I’m going swimming. I’m wearing this swimsuit, imperfections and all. No matter what I’m going.” It’s a matter of keeping perspective and then acting.

Secrets will come to the surface and you have to be willing to confront them. If you are unwilling to risk things coming out, they can stop you from becoming all that you can be.

Some business people have great difficulty making alternate plans. They have put all their time, energy, money in doing what they are now doing and they’re unwilling to step outside their comfort zone and so they just keep doing the same thing–even if it’s not working very well.

Committing to Action

Another component of effective risking is making the commitment to take action–to step out there, to pass the car, to move ahead on the plan. This step is where you put your plans into action.

You look down the road, you understand you need to do something because you’re stuck behind that truck and it’s just going slower and slower up the hill, you have to make a commitment to do it, you then pull out, you step on it and you go.

When you make that commitment it’s real. You’re now in uncharted territory, you’re committed whether it’s your time, your money, your energy, whatever it is, you’ve made a commitment, you’re in the passing lane and you’re going for it.

How are you doing? You have to keep looking to make sure there’s not another vehicle coming at you over the hill because you may need to either drop back or really give it the gas to pass even faster.

Success is about moving into the passing lane and giving it all you’ve got so you can move into the new place. You cannot pass if the oncoming traffic is filling the lane that you need to move into. You have to wait until there’s a time, you then have to look out and make your decision, step on it and go.

There is a point of no return, once you get to a certain place if something’s coming you either have to keep going or you have to find another way out because in every risk there’s a point of no return. The commitment is made, you’re picking up speed, you get into that lane, you’re going for it, you can’t go back, you have to keep moving.

If we hesitate, sometimes that’s when huge traffic accidents happen because we don’t give it everything we’ve got when we need to give it. You gather up your power, you pull up to that point of no return and give it everything you have.

Once you’ve committed, you then have to complete the process. Once you pull out in the lane, go to the point of no return, give it everything you’ve got then you pull back into the lane in front of whatever was blocking in front of you and keep going. There is a feeling of exhilaration, sometimes a feeling of power, at times even maybe a little shaken, happy to have arrived, you’ve made it there.

Stay Attentive During The Action

The difficulty at this point is there is a danger that sometimes we get lazy. We may not pay as close attention as a moment ago because there’s a little bit of a letdown after making the commitment, passing and arriving. We have to be willing to leave the old.

For people who are used to being dependent upon others, the difficulty of taking risk can be in leaving behind the familiar. In order for this to work, you must become more self-sufficient. Sometimes the past can be illusory, it looks so wonderful because it’s the past, it’s a memory and the future remains rather scary because it’s unwritten yet.

So you take the action and become more self-sufficient and self-reliant. You need to look at yourself and decide what you are willing to do to keep moving. Because each risk brings you to a new place which means you need to keep growing. If you aren’t growing and moving you tend to fall back into old habit patterns.

Bumping The Boundaries

The three phases of taking a risk – preparing, committing and completing – are inside of every single change you make. You have a beginning, you have some emotional turmoil, and you have an ending. They’re all going on at the same time. You’re preparing, you’re committing, you’re completing, and you’re moving forward.

Risks are never without discomfort because you’re pushing the boundaries, you’re leaving your comfort zone, and so knowing that it’s time for you to stop, slow down and look at and be willing to really be one with yourself about what you are willing to do.

If you’re unwilling to leave the safety of this moment or the safety of where you are right now, you’re not going to take risks. That’s okay, you don’t have to be risking continually but if you want your life to be different than it is today, personally or professionally, you have to step out there. You need to prepare, to make a commitment and then follow through.

You have to go through that ending, that change, and make a difference in your life today so that you can have greater, deeper love and connection, more money, more fullness and freedom in your life. Those only come by risk.

(to be continued…)

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