The Idea Dude


Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Taking a few risks every year

I was watching a Stanford lecture where the speaker commented about a CEO needs to take several risks every year. I recalled the saying that if you keep doing the same thing you will always get what you always gotten.

On a personal level I think we forget to do that. Taking risks doesn't mean we put our life savings on #7 at Vegas. It means we should do something that takes us out of the comfort zone at least once a year. Better still, once a month.

It could be as simple as trying a food you've never had, visit a place you've never been, doing something you've always wanted but never had the guts or time to do.

Close your eyes and think about the way you shop, the food you eat, the friends you make, the places you visit. Most of the time, it's the same old, same old. It's comfortable, we don't have to think.

No risk, no reward as they say. Ever get lost only to find a shortcut to a destination you never knew?

Do something different today. I think you'll find it both exhilerating and liberating.


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