Knowing When To Play It Safe and When to Take Risks

Knowing When To Play It Safe and When to Take Risks

Take the risk and live the life that you have always dreamed of and deserve. 

Knowing When To Play It Safe and When to Take Risks

First of all, what I’m presenting below is from my personal life experiences and feedback from others who have shared their experience with me. 

I feel it’s important to take risks in life, but you have to be smart about it.

For example, if you have a little extra cash left over in your budget and would like to dabble in the stock market, that’s perfectly fine.  Everybody knows the markets risky. However, putting all your cash in stocks can be a bit too risky. You may lose everything.

Playing it too safe and not taking risks in life can have a downside.  You have to force yourself to step out of your comfort zone. 

Will it be easy?  Of course not.

Start now! 

Get comfortable with being uncomfortable.  

Later in life you might find yourself really miserable and having a lot of regrets because you wanted to play it safe.  You may end up stuck in a job you hate and living somewhere that’s less than desirable and in relationship that you aren’t happy with.

Now I’m not saying starting today that you live everyday like it was the last, but to achieve the life you desire, you have to take risks. 

After all, life is about taking risks. 

I think we are just wired that way as humans to play it safe.  Maybe it’s an evolutionary thing.

Who knows?

In my opinion, I’ve always believed that as humans we are wired to avoid risks and to play it safe.   There are so many factors I believe that could come into play here. 

One’s upbringing could have an effect. 

Maybe it’s their physical surroundings, but who the hell knows. 

Take college for instance.  If you are going to pursue a degree, don’t be afraid to take risks in pursuing a field that will present some challenging classes. 

The risks will be worth it on down the road.

You may have to take out a loan, but don’t let that stop you from pursuing your dream career.  I would like to give you an example of a friend of mine. 

She tried to play it safe by pursuing a degree that was easier that what she wanted to do.  She really wanted to pursue a degree in computer science, but she didn’t want to risk struggling in the difficult classes that were required. 

As a result, she ended up wasting a lot of time and money with a degree that was easy to complete. Worse off, she could not find a job that paid well and is now working in an office confined to a cubicle. 

She’s miserable every day and regrets not taking the risk.

You have to take risks, but you have to know when to add a little safety in the mix. 

Take your finances for example. Setting aside funds in a savings account provides safety in case of an emergency, but putting all your money into a stock is too risky.  You could end up losing it all. 

Life is too short not to take risks, especially when it comes to relationships. 

I took the risk of meeting a man from a different country, but it was the best decision I could have ever made.  I wanted to take the risk and venture out and see what the world had to offer. I did not want to settle down with a local guy and have a bunch of kids. 

I wanted to pursue my Nursing degree and meet a good man, so I took the risks and they paid off HANDSOMELY 😉 

I took an even bigger risk letting go of my Nursing career in the Philippines and moving to the United States to be with my husband.

I took a risk when I begin blogging, but it’s a risk I was willing to take.  I took the risk of spending money to get my site up and running, but I continue to play it a little safe by recording what programs I invested money in to see if they are cost effective. 

Still afraid to take the risk? 

This may sound silly, but try easing yourself into it.  Get used to it. Like I said before, get comfortable with being uncomfortable. 

I had a friend who did not want to take the risk of flying, but always dreamed of visiting another country. 

So how did she decide to take the risk?

After what seemed like forever, I finally convinced her to get on a flight that lasted about thirty minutes.  For this flight, I took the time to fly with her so she would not be alone. 

And you know what?

She’s been thanking me ever since.  By her taking that small risk and leaving the safety of the ground, she broke out of her comfort zone and began traveling abroad. 

She is living her life to the fullest because she took the risk. The funny thing is, it carried into other parts of her life too.  She took the risk and left the toxic relationship she was in and found a better man abroad. Coincidence? Hmmmmmmmm? Maybe? 😉

So I would like to finish by saying don’t be afraid to take risks in life.  You only get one to live.

Take risks, but be smart about it.

You don’t want to take the risk of getting rich quick by gambling all your money away.  Where is the safety in that? 

Save and invest.  Or risk staying in a toxic relationship because they provide a nice safety net in terms of money. 

Sometimes the grass is greener on the other side of the fence.  You are a 21st century woman.  The only thing that’s holding you back is YOU. 

Take the risk and live the life that you have always dreamed of and deserve. 


“You are the queen of your domain. When you release your inner tigress, you will pounce on the fear that may arise from risk.”

Knowing When To Play It Safe and When to Take Risks

If you are looking for more ways that will inspire you to reshape your life, take risks and achieve massive success, then take a look at this book that I highly recommend. The Unqualified Success by Rachel M. Stewart.


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