Do You Risk Enough to Succeed?

by Bill Mansell on March 1, 2010 | One Minute Motivators

Watching the recent Winter Olympics, I was struck over and over with the idea that those who won medals consistently pulled out all the stops and risked everything.  On the other hand, those who gave “safe” performances ended up with mediocre results.

The same is true in relationships. Friendships involve risk and vulnerability. If you remove all risk and vulnerability, you also remove any chance at real friendship. So often we try to protect ourselves from being hurt.

We hold back some of our emotions or talents or effort to avoid embarrassment or because of fear of failure. To the extent we do this, we remove the possibility of succeeding in that area.

Success Tip: Give your all in every situation. The greatest success comes to those who allow themselves to be vulnerable and to embrace reasonable risks.

Bill Mansell is president of MindPerk, Inc., one of the web's largest resources for self improvement and business training. A dynamic speaker and success coach, Bill is the author of a weekly blog titled, One Minute Motivators. Bill helps companies and organizations inspire and motivate their team members to consistently achieve more. His contagious enthusiasm has helped people from all walks of life to reach and exceed their goals.

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adeniyi March 22, 2010

Success in life needs extra effort and constant adoption to changes. Every same action brings the same result


Alex March 3, 2010

You are so right! If you completely eliminate risk, you likewise eliminate opportunity. They go hand in hand.


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