Why I Hate Taking Risks
One thing that I think I'm good at...confidently taking risks.
It's something that I've learned to do over my few years in the professional space. And yet, every time I take one, I secretly hate it.
I hate the part where you have to put yourself out on display. That anyone can come along, and if it's not their cup of tea, completely destroy any notion you had that it would be a good idea.
People have power that way.
The worst part is some weird that power like a child with silly string. It's messy. No regard for the fallout or cleanup process.
There have been so many times where I've worked on something for weeks or months, and then one person makes me forget all of the prep I've done up until that point. There's that power again.
Do they know what I put into it? Probably not. Do they understand the impact of the risk on my mental stability? Haha, not a chance. Do they realize what would happen if they tried it before knocking it? No, because that's not how people work.
So if you're like me and you struggle to take risks, I invite you to join me in a mindset I adopted long ago. This mindset won't push out the insecurities you have surrounding the risk you're undertaking. If anything it'll cause you to embrace them.
To begin adjusting your mindset, say two, simple words when you encounter a doubter...
Welcome to the new you. Can't wait until we meet.