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Take Risks

Don’t be afraid to take risks. If there was ever a point in time that I said, “No, I don’t know enough, I’m not ready, I can’t,” I would have missed out on the next experience. It is all about the chain of experiences. Each one has enabled the next one. In totality, they have given me such a rich grouping of skills that I draw from every day. You can learn whatever it is you have to learn. You find the experts and the people who are going to support you.

Never give up. In those times I’ve had where I think, “There is no way that I can do this,” I step back and find the people who have lived through valuable experiences and I get the answers.

You can get past whatever barrier you have in your mind. Just step back and get the big picture to find the answers. The answers always come.

I have always had to know how to adapt to change. It starts with you. You can’t find the answers on the outside. You have to know yourself, take care of yourself and find ways to validate what you do. When you start looking for validation of who you are or of your accomplishments from people on the outside, you will always be searching for something you will never find.

I have a lot of humility in my life. A lot of things have brought me to my knees. When those things happen, I realize how much I should give back to those who have given me so much. I think how much I owe to the ones who are coming up behind me. There is accountability and responsibility with what I have today. There is a purpose, and that purpose is to give back.

14 Comments
  1. it is so important to have a support system, along with mentors, to help you learn and grow. I also love the idea of giving back, even when you are feeling low; it’s a great pick me up.

  2. I don’t think I would have the job I do now if I didn’t take a risk. It wasn’t easy to decide to drop everything and just starting earning income on my own.

  3. This is an incredibly uplifting perspective. I’ve definitely passed on things for fear of “not being ready.”

  4. If we’re to afraid to take the risk, we will never find out what we can do. We will always live within the limits that we set for ourselves and that’s it. I really like this post, it encourages women to take a stand and live for themselves and their goals in life!

  5. I think it’s so important to give back, to lift up those around us, and to pay it forward to those who need it.

  6. This is a great post and I enjoy reading this.

  7. Taking risks is something that I am definitely not good at doing. I am afraid of failure but like they say if you don’t try you will never know what you are capable of.

  8. This is a wonderful post. I think it’s so important to never give up. I teach my girls about this all the time.

  9. I love it when I read awesome inspirational posts like this! I love that I took a leap of faith….that’s what I call the “Risks” I have taken and changed my life for the better. Now I am A social media strategist, a Trainer, Podcaster, and HBO. I love my entrepreneurial lifestyle 🙂 So yes taking risks is key to growth!

  10. I remember a down point of my life, I take a risk and then I have my own business now. There are people who inspired me to become what I am right now.

  11. I like the rules! Women should be empowered and see the potential within. Great tips!

  12. Taking risks is a part of life. We need to take them whether the outcome be good or bad.

  13. Life is all about risk taking! You have to learn to not be afraid

  14. A life without risks is not a life, it’s better not to have lived at all. I go back to this quote always and I don’t take reckless risks but reasonable risks which all teach me a lesson for the future.

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