We all take risks in life everyday.
Every time you go outside you risk getting hit by a car, getting mugged on the street, or even bing struck by lightning.
However, we do not consider someone who goes outside a risk taker. Why is that?
Because, we have assessed these risks and have deemed them to be low probability events.
But someone who puts there life savings on a hand of blackjack is definitely labeled a risk taker.
Risks are given a negative connotation and are generally avoided, while opportunities are seen in a favorable light – even though they are the exact same thing.
All of the great success stories in life started by taking advantage of an opportunity that most people deemed too risky.
I say this so that you don’t dismiss opportunities when they pass you by, each one must be measured and assessed before you can pass judgement on them.
The important thing to realize is that no great endeavor will come by easily or without risk. There is always the possibility that you can lose – even in your current situation.
Nobody is safe from being fired or losing there house in a freak accident / especially in today’s economy. Think about this when the next opportunity comes your way.