No risk, no reward may seem like a common phrase used to motivate people to take action despite the potential for failure. However, taking risks is necessary in order to achieve rewards or success.
Change your life: 4 steps for taking the risk to succeed
Sometimes success seems so far out of reach that you don’t even want to start. But the truth is, you don’t have to start at the top. If you want to change your life, start with small habits. These could be not hitting the snooze button in the morning, writing your gratitude and goals, taking care of your body, and sending an encouraging message to someone each day.
As you do that, you’ll start seeing results, and you’ll want to tap into your potential further. At some point, that would involve taking some risk, and that’s where fear comes in. However, in his book You Owe You: Ignite Your Power, Your Purpose, and Your Why, Eric Thomas makes an interesting proposition. He writes, “We have to take risks in order to tap into higher levels of success. Without risk, there is no reward.” Let’s break that down into four easy yet effective steps:
- Overcome your self limiting beliefs to succeed in life.
The best version of yourself may exist in a completely different city, job, or industry. It may exist right underneath your feet, but you have to erase your limiting beliefs in order to see the opportunity. Then you need to take the risk to equip yourself with the tools you need to succeed.
- Embrace uncertainty and take risks.
Change always involves risk. But guess what? Without taking the risk, you can’t reap real rewards. Maybe today you will take the first step and start betting on yourself. You owe it to yourself! Your full potential may be right outside your comfort zone. And you are equipped with everything you need in order to unlock it.
- Get clarity on your purpose to eliminate fear
Fear is always going to be part of our lives. But once you get clarity on your goal and start taking action, the fear gradually loses its grip on you. As you take the risk, a myriad of opportunities start to open. You just need to continue showing up and doing the work.
- Learning is an ongoing process.
The greatest gift you can give yourself is to keep developing yourself. Stay ready so you don’t have to get ready when your moment arrives. Everything you’ve gone through in your life has prepared you for it. You are a winner, so start stacking your wins.
Takeaway: No risk, no gain.
You have more potential than you can imagine. You know that you are called to achieve great things. But throughout your life, people may have told you to keep your feet on the ground, to stay safe, and to remain close to home, thus giving rise to your self limiting beliefs. The thing is, you have to step out of your comfort zone and put yourself in incredibly uncomfortable situations in order to live the life of your dreams. There’s no way around discomfort!
Sometimes, for us to become the best version of ourselves, we have to reach outside of our comfort zone and work on eliminating our self limiting beliefs. The best rewards are reaped during the process, not when we achieve the end goal.