The Risk of not taking any risk

I met an old friend of mine yesterday evening, being a Saturday everybody was in a relaxing mood. There were four of us and we had a good old chat for about an hour or so. Time flew and none of us realized it. Did you ever have this experience of time flying? I bet you had …

During the course of our discussion, this old friend of mine told me to suggest him some good place to work or refer him for a suitable (well paying) position. He is in his early 30s and so far have not been successful in his professional life. He is now desperate to get a high paying, secure job that does not demand much from him.

He was a very good student back in our college days and I asked him how come he landed in this position? He said after graduation he wanted to go to a bigger city for work, however his parents restrained him from doing so as they had no known ones or relatives in that place. He spent time preparing for other exams and government services. However to his luck, he could not crack any of them as he was not fully into it. Later he tried some small jobs out of which selling life insurance was one and when opportunity came to take more responsibility and get promoted as a manger of the company; he rejected that offer saying that he could not take the pressure of achieving stiff targets. After which he decided to go for higher studies, cracked the entrance exam however he could not afford the course fees. There were options for him to avail study loan and repay it after completing the course. Again his cynicism got the better of him and he decided that it will be too risky to mortgage his home and take the loan.

And now he repents for his not taking those actions, not risking out, not allowing him to explore the possibilities of life. He said I always avoided taking risks but now my entire future is at risk. I could not help but agree with the wise words of him.

There are many a things in life which all of us want to do however our inner cynicism never lets us tap into our deepest potential and live our deepest desires. We fall into the trap of procrastinating which slowly consumes the quality of our life. So it is for us to break free and really trust our human potential to achieve that we most desire. As the saying goes “it is better to be loved and lost rather to be not loved at all“. So my encouragement to both you and me: let’s take risk, let’s do those things that gives us the most joy, that exercises our brain and muscles the most. Let us make the best use of this human experience.

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12 thoughts on “The Risk of not taking any risk

  1. excellent update….in an axcellent time…..what question i asked you in a message, i got some answers of that. Thanx for encouraging me through your stories. Its a superb encouragement not for me but for all….

  2. It is true…Life itself is Risky..affair…because surviving against all odds is not guaranteed like LIC policy’s guaranteed addition. So those who think doing something new is risky is taking the maximum risk of becoming a complete failure in life..Because nothing is guaranteed in life..not even pure air..

    • bhn ji in rachnaaon ki panrssha ke liyen mere paas shbd hi nahin hai or tlaashne pr mil bhi nahi rahe hai fir bhi badhaai ..akhtar khan akela kota rajsthan

      • e.l Posted on For one thing unless they’re publeshid you mean writers’.Only you can decide when, as it needs to fit round you and your members’ schedules.

  3. I simply had to thank you very much once again. I’m not certain what I would’ve followed in the absence of the type of strategies contributed by you relating to such concern. Previously it was a very depressing difficulty for me, but taking note of the very well-written tactic you handled that took me to jump with delight. Now i’m happy for the help and pray you find out what an amazing job you’re undertaking teaching other individuals all through your blog post. I’m certain you have never encountered any of us.

    • Thanks Toshiko for your encouragement to share more such ideas. I sincerely believe that you will come out of your situation stronger and better. And I hope someday we will have a splendid encounter.

  4. I sincerely thank all of you for not only reading through but also adding your valuable comments. Looking forward to serve you with my thoughts and ideas.

  5. Hello friend, this is really good for experiencing all these from the real world you are surrounded with and blogging it on your website to help somebody who really doesnt want to take any risk and stand a lot behind from their real success. Everybody in this whole world are experiencing a lot of such things to get some lessons but very rare people like you are really spreading it for others betterment. You are really in a good job and jsut keep on doing this…

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