It is generally said that taking risks is relatively easier when you happen to be young. For this very reason you would find people taking giant risks early on in their lives, like moving from Europe to Asia, walking away from a stable life, a cushy, comfortable job in a large financial institution and move almost halfway around the world to start a brand new career of running their own agency.
Jump Into the Unknown
This jump into the unknown is indeed a very tough decision and a simple one at the same time. The reason for this is the consequences of the act impacts only the person taking the plunge. Running the business, entails taking a number of risks, the thing about taking risks early on is, the way you think about risk changes dramatically in comparison to being risk averse from the word go. After undergoing this experience, the way you approach new decisions tends to be really different.
Life Changing Decisions
Things do change, when you plan to start a family, at this juncture, you are not alone, you have a wife and are in the process of becoming a proud father. It may involve effecting major changes, like learning a new culture, an altogether different business, and in the process prove yourself all over again in a brand new organization in a city that is totally new to you. Many excuses abound if you want to play it safe, having said that, it is really essential in your life to be able to identify the decisions, that have the potential to be life changing and take them at the right point in time.
The Biggest Risk
And when you go ahead and take calculated risks in such circumstances you never ever regret it, because conditions change as time moves on. Later on when you take the time to reflect on these decisions, you would invariably find that as time passed by, you gained more experience with taking risks. The thing is with all the different risks which you have taken over the years, you surely have gone ahead and learnt the way risk works. As is said no risk is the biggest risk of all.
The Desired Trajectory
The learning outcome is quite plain and simple, as you grow and mature in your personal and individual capacity, or even as an organization, you should not absolutely stop taking risks. However what is called for is the need to surely become all the more intelligent, about the way you approach risks. Larger corporations, list taking risks as one of their core values, as they believe it a valuable thing to preserve the startup company culture of taking reasonable risks as that is the only way the organization’s mission can be fulfilled in the right earnest while maintaining the desired trajectory.
Intelligent risks are paramount in building a company and maintaining future growth as well. This applies right across the board, be it a job, fill in a vacancy, running employment and recruitment drives. Bold organizations as well as bold people come across as quite inspiring and such people motivate their team with intelligent risk taking, these bold ideas tend to be contagious, and is crucial not just for surviving but thriving as well.