Janet Brown, Founder of Grace for Life, London, UK
Is life as risky as they say, let’s explore! One description from the English dictionary, explains it as a hazard, taking a chance and danger. Depending on our character and mindset our environmental development will contribute to the deciding factor of how we perceive risk. Timing is also a factor- is there urgency on us to take action?
The mind is built to protects us, a static job, the first in-prints we store are lifetime thoughts, unless we revamp them, regularly and consistently. If we don’t think we can manage a new thing, we store that first, anytime we ask ourselves, can change come, our brain sends us the message-no! There is no absolute in risk, we can calculate a risk to the best of our ability knowing that whether it’s a pro or a con we have to sort a solution beforehand best suited to the outcome.
A spontaneous risk is where we jump in with an inner knowing that no matter what, we will be fine. If we go down, it’s temporary. I’ll be back. Just stating this feels wonderful and liberating. #UNLEASHED.
There are certain word asscociations, that gives us a dip in the stomach. If I say risk, you say failure. So not taking a risk can keep you safe to a degree. It can also stunt your growth, being comfortable in the discomfort, the fear is so overwhelming it cancels out the risk of ever doing a new thing. I know the notion well, the reason the fear holds us well is the picture we set up and see in the future. Once we paint the picture it’s stagnant in the mind that can’t be erased.
What if we could see words in a new light, risk=going into new territory failure=making a step, review, making necessary improvements and celebrating the courage to try.
As humans our innate passion to know the outcome rather than not, which doesn’t always sit well. My personal demonstration is knowing the business needs to earn money to profit. When this doesn’t happen the brain reverts to, this is too risky. Digging deep into the dilemma, it’s about my money mind set. This has kept me at jobs that weren’t challenging but gave me an income (safety net). Now I, deep dive and explore the results I want to happen.
Of course, there is reckless risk, although the outcome will hurt bad. I am sure, big lessons can be learn’t. At this point in time, is your business, more risky than your life? To get better at risk, roll with people who take/or have taken them. The juicy goss is needed, where did it take them, what did they learn, with new knowledge, what would they approach differently. Like they say, it’s always good to dive in with those who have done the diving before, wear a badge of honour.
I love people who jump in and do a new thing with a risk. E.g going to a new country to travel/live and learning the language of the country while there. Moving from a town to a rural lifestyle- a city person becoming a farmer.
Whether we know it or not, we take risks every time we inhale and exhale breath, along our heart beat. We don’t give a second thought to those life line vessels happening. We just trust that they will. Just as a side point as a baby, we took a risk, to go from crawling, standing and walking, which magically bought us to this day.
About Janet Brown
Janet Brown is a life coach for women in business who want to pursue their health and well being goals. She is really passionate about health, as it’s a dream ticket to living life at optimum levels. She has made transformation changes in her own well being and continues to do so. She encourages women to take charge of their goals and give themselves self love.