Eek! You Want Me To Do what? – Taking Risks

52 Simple Ways to Manage Your Money – 21. Eek! You Want Me To Do what? – Taking Risks

What it is …

Moving one step beyond the point where you feel comfortable. Taking action in a manner not attempted before.

How it helps …

Opens new possibilities.

Invites experimentation.

Makes life more interesting and challenging.

Prevents routine.

Time …

A half an hour monthly to decide where to take the next steps.

Keys to action …

Concentrate on taking small steps and making small changes.

Think in terms of making a five percent change in any given area.

Watch how other people deal with taking risks.

Talk to people whom you admire and ask them about the way they handle taking risks.

SET UP IT

Consider the areas in which you might be willing to take new risks.

STEP ON IT

Set your outer limits before you start.

STEP ON IT +

Once successful, take the same area and establish new boundaries.

Notice …

How you feel about operating outside your comfort zone.

Any areas of your life in which you would like to move forward.

But what if …

I move too far, too fast?

Regroup and take smaller steps.

Thought primers…

To me, taking risks means …

If I saw failure as a learning experience..

The scary thing about taking risks might be…

The exciting thing about taking risks might be…

As I move out of my comfort zone…

If I knew I could always trust myself…

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Eek! You Want Me To Do what? – Taking Risks

“Those who are of the opinion that money will do everything for them may be reasonably expected to do everything for money” — Lord Halifax