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Afraid of Risks?

February 27, 2019

5 Small Steps To Work Through the Fear

 

“All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better.”

                                                            -- Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

Researchers have found that Emerson was onto something. In a 1994 study on risk and decision-making, entrepreneur researcher Norris Krueger Jr. and strategic marketing professor Peter Dickson discovered that small, measured risk-taking behaviors can increase confidence and self-efficacy, the “I think I can” positive psychology that enhances goal achievement.

So the more experiments you make, the better you get at making them. And the more risks you take, the more positive your risk experiences become. If the idea of risk-taking still makes your palms sweat, try to increase your comfort level by taking a small risk before embarking on a bigger one.

 

1. Take on a Physical Challenge

 

I'm not talking about getting off the couch and running a Spartan Race!  While that may

 

be really fun for some, you can certainly start small.  

It’s pretty amazing how far your idea of “possible” can expand once you start something. You don’t need to be able to see the finish line. You