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Posted by Bill Treasurer, Chief Encouragement Officer, Giant Leap Consulting, Inc..
Bill Treasurer is founder and Chief Encourager at Giant Leap Consulting (GLC), a Courage Building company that helps people and organizations live more courageously. Bill is the author of numerous books on leadership and courage.
Though risk may be easiest to observe in macro level trends, it often hides unseen in the normal routine of our everyday lives.
Risk is ever-present but only noticed when we stop to think about it. Consider the risks you face in your own life:
As your answers likely suggest, almost everything we do (or fail to do), on some level, involves a risk.
Whether it is leaving home, fighting for our beliefs, confronting the schoolyard bully, or simply trying something new, risk-taking is as elemental to life as inhaling and exhaling.
Yet, given risk-taking’s central role in the human experience, it is strange that there is no guide for improving one’s risk-taking abilities. Instead, we are left to grope through our risk experiences likemapless explorers.
Solution: Take the Right Risks
The right risks are focused, and rich with meaning. Unlike ego-based risks, they transcend the bipolar fields of gain and loss, and are instead anchored to a higher purpose. Rather than feed one’s ego, Right Risks strengthen one’s character. They are fulfilling not because they are fun and exciting (although they often are), and not because they are materially rewarding (although they can be), but because they transport us from where we are to where we want to be.
Are your risks transporting you? Do your people pursue risk with accountability and ownership?
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