Mar 09

Guest Post: That’s too risky for me…

By Tresa Leftenant

That’s too risky for me…

Have you ever held back from doing something because it was too risky? We probably all have at one time or another. Taking a chance usually means there is something to lose, and people shy away from losing. Let’s face it, no one wants to lose. Still, taking chances is an integral part of life, and if we want our lives to improve, we have to become more aware of what we are willing and not willing to risk.


Sometimes when life becomes a little troubling, we forget the times when we took a chance on something and it worked out for us.  When we look ahead, our fear of the unknown can keep us struck in the very conditions we are struggling to change.

  • Take a moment and look back on your life. Think of a time, or times, when you took a chance at something, big or small, at work or in your personal life.
  • Now identify a time when you made a mistake (something you wish you could go back and do differently). Again, either big or small, at work or in your personal life.
  • Now take a sheet of paper and draw a line down the center, dividing the paper into two halves with the following two headings:

Taking a Chance Making a Mistake

Answer the following questions:

    1. What does it mean to take a chance/risk?
    2. What does it mean to make a mistake?
    3. What link do you see between the two phrases?
    4. Where do you focus most of your time and energy on… a) taking a chance, or b) avoiding making a mistake?

How does your concern about mistakes impact your willingness to take chances?..(Read more.)

To find out, see the rest of this post, “That’s too risky for me…” by Tresa Leftenant, by clicking  HERE.