We’re big believers in the idea that risk makes life remarkable. Recently on Huffington Post we came across this great essay where designer Rachel Roy shares her ‘risk checklist.’ Her stance on risk mirrors ours in that she believes risks “allow for personal growth and betterment and if we are truly committed to growth we will never stop discovering new dimensions of self and self expression.”

Whether you succeed or fail, taking a risk will stretch you and further your strengths and abilities and ultimately you gain the confidence to do even more. So, how do you overcome fear and take a risk?

There come times in everyone’s life when you’re faced with a choice that involves risk. Maybe you want to change careers, move to a different city, start a business, begin a new relationship or start a family. By nature, risk resonates with traits of uncertainty and unpredictableness. Risk means giving up what you know for what could be.

When Rachel comes to a moment where she is about to take a leap, she remembers that “taking risks is nothing but the power of choice” and she chooses to be the ultimate decider of her destiny. Check out her risk checklist below:

~ Risk allows you to conquer your fears.
~ Risk is always a choice. When you ask yourself your true intent in wanting to conquer the fear, be clear. What you intend is what you will manifest.
~ Risk gives you an opportunity to explore your talents, interests, abilities and dreams because to discover what is possible you must push the envelope of the impossible.
~ Risk teaches you to set clear goals and follow through.
~ Risk opens you up to new ideas, opportunities and experiences.
~ Risk allows you to grow and discover new things about yourself and the world around you.
~ Be clear on your objectives and the results you wish to achieve. Those that get what they want are the ones that clearly define what it IS that they want.
~ Be alert and make your choices count. Don’t sleep walk through your life.
~ Don’t let past mistakes or failures stop you, problems are actually invitations to change.


What does your risk checklist look like?


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