Ranbir Kapoor in Rocket Singh, Salesman of the Year said, “Risk toh spiderman ko bhi lena padta hai, mai toh fir bhi salesman hun.”
I feel it. And these days, I’m often heard repeating it to myself.
After all, all successful ones take risks.
The challenge is, that’s not how I have been raised – I have been raised to make things safe and stable, I’m not built for risk taking. I hate risks. I just want to sit in a budget cafe and write and not do anything even remotely stressful.
But can you ever get something without putting yourself out there?
By putting yourself out there, you can get anxiety, stress. By not putting yourself out there, the situation doesn’t change, and the anxiety worsens.
It’s hilarious. It’s painful.
Taking risk sucks. Taking challenge sucks too, sometimes.
Things can go wrong, and they sometimes will.
You feel, you might fail, but you could end up winning too.
Remember, it’s risk-taking and not gambling. Risk taking has to be calculated. Be prepared for the setbacks, and if those seem okay, then proceed.
Execution is in your hands, not the result. If the risk you have taken doesn’t seem worthwhile, revert to your previous state quickly or come up with an alternative. Don’t wait for things to worsen.
Take more calculated risks, I say. Not sure about the fun part, though. 😉