If you want to have better experiences, you often need to step into situations you have not navigated before and might not be familiar with.
Understandably, this can also involve uncertainty and taking a big risk.
The human brain is designed primarily to keep you balanced and safe physically, mentally, and emotionally.
However, many people eventually learn that repeating the same patterns and expecting different results is nonsensical.
There will always come a tipping point where taking a risk in life is the only way to go.
Taking chances in life can be scary but it is necessary if you want to become the best person you can be.
For many, taking risks is only for the courageous and bold.
After all, taking massive risks is associated with disappointment, failure, getting injured, and other negative experiences.
Since the brain is wired for survival and safety, the perceptions can often hijack decision making so people always return to maintaining the status quo.
Despite instinctive human thinking and behavior, it is reassuring to know there is no shortage of ways we can prevent this hijack so you can take risks in life.
If you are ready to take risks in your life, below are some key things you should consider:
Embrace and accept the idea of life setbacks.
While fear of failure can be paralyzing, the first thing you need to do when taking huge life risks is to accept and be prepared that everything might not always turn out exactly as you planned and that’s all good.
What you can do is have a backup plan ready for what you will do if different challenges arise.
You also need to remember that as long as you learn important lessons from each of your failures, the setbacks and failures are not in vain.
In some instances, you need to fail a few times to develop the skill sets you need for future success.
Get the facts straight.
What are some of the most intimidating things about the risks you want to take?
Once you have figured out what the risks are, do as much research as possible to ensure you can better protect yourself from any negative outcomes.
For instance, if you are looking to create a brand new business, check out the competing businesses that are out there and find out what you can offer that’s different.
If you are looking for love and the possibility of going on bad dates is something you would like to avoid, read some articles on bonding with people, body language, etc. so you can make social psychology work for you.
It can be tempting to take a few sips of alcohol to gain courage before taking major life risks.
However, it is recommended that you are sober especially when making massive changes or taking huge risks.
This does not mean you need to swear off alcohol for good.
The idea is to not take any action when under the influence.
If you need to make a huge decision or take a massive risk while drunk, sleep on it and decide when you are sober.
Take risks for yourself and not for others.
At times, to get validation and approval, you might be forced to take big risks.
However, avoid taking risks for this reason alone, even if you are under pressure from your loved ones or a wider social circle.
Taking significant and huge risks should only be done if they are in your best interests and only when they align with your plans and dreams for the future.
You are less likely to achieve any positive outcome if you are not vibrationally aligned with your goals, whatever they may be.
You need to also ask yourself if the people who are pressuring you to take risks will be there for you or come to your aid if you encounter any problems resulting from the risk you took.
Listen to your gut.
Most Law of Attraction guides promote the importance of trusting your intuition and developing this faculty so you can pick up helpful posts and cues from the universe.
This is important especially when you are about to take risks that can change your life dramatically.
If you are unsure about the risk you are going to take and your gut feeling tells you it is the right thing to do, take a deep breath and act.
On the other hand, if you feel a nagging sense that something is not right, trust your intuition and save the risk taking for another day.
Ensure the risks are worth it.
At times, you might need to prepare yourself to take huge life risks as part of your journey.
However, it is important that you are able to carefully identify the risks that are worth taking.
Don’t be so committed to the idea of merely taking risks that you take risks even if you don’t need or have to.
For instance, if you are looking for love, it can be scary to put yourself out there and date.
However, taking risks does not mean going on every blind date you are set up with or going home with everyone who asks.
Here’s the thing: even if you have committed to take risks and leaps of faith as part of your manifestation process and life journey, it is still crucial that you weigh individual risks based on their merits.
Know when you should change course.
It is very unlikely that people can master the Law of Attraction the first time.
The same thing is true when it comes to taking risks and leaps of faith—you don’t master this art right away.
Part of mastering the art of taking life risks is knowing when to change course.
In other words, don’t stick to something just because you have invested so much effort and time in the goal or undertaking.
Reflect on the life-changing risks and chances you want to take and see if you genuinely feel good and positive about the end product.
The bottom line? You should know when it’s time to quit, regroup, and follow another path.
It is only when you take chances and life risks that you can truly invite exciting and inspiring things to happen in your life. Keep that in mind when your nerves hinder you from taking risks. While it is possible to live life without taking any risks, you won’t also be able to manifest the things you want or live the life you truly want. For many, that’s no life at all!