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May 26, 2011


Krishna and Arjuna in the Chariot

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In reality, there is no space in life or this universe that is Risk-Free. If you’re alive, risk is part of your life.

Prayer and hope are not a strategy. To get what you want in life, some measure of risk taking is necessary. You can call it appropriate risk, where the risk is appropriate to the reward you’re aiming for. Keep in mind, that there will be consequences for every action, when you choose an action, when you take a risk, you choose the consequences that come with it.

Extraordinary acts require extraordinary courage, extraordinary conviction, and extraordinary perseverance.

What’s the risk you’ve been avoiding lately? Want to reconsider it?

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9 Comments leave one →
  1. January 11, 2012 4:02 pm

    Exactly! =]
    Just subscribed to your posts.
    Thanks for visiting & commenting on my blog 🙂

  2. August 13, 2011 2:28 pm

    What’s the risk?
    We never know the results of any decision we make anyway…we assess, predict, hope, estimate…but there is never certainty.
    Hence, ‘risk’ is a question of attitude. We could also call it ‘opportunity’.

    Our challenge is to shake off the ‘risk’ mindset that pervades most societies, therefore also most businesses.
    Then possibilities open up before us. A Life Question.

  3. June 21, 2011 12:30 am

    Outside of the business context, but still relevant I think, is this story.

    Up until this year, I’ve been very careful of hurting a leg I damaged in a motorbike accident 33 years ago. At the end of last year, I made the decision to stop being so risk-averse (for the reasons, see my blog, if you’re interested). That’s what saw me on horseback for the first time in 20 years, a couple of weeks ago. An hour later (after a very nice ride in the countryside) I fell off and found myself on the ground, under the horse’s hoof as he trod on my other leg, the good one!

    Now, I have two choices – decide that horses are too risky, or get better at staying on the right side of them. It’s all about risk vs reward – is the joy of experiencing the countryside from high up greater than the risk of falling off again? I could sit at home and avoid all risk – but I’d soon get fat and unhealthy, so on the whole I prefer to be unfit because I got out and had some fun!

    • gurprrietsiingh permalink*
      June 21, 2011 12:42 am

      Hi Andrew

      Thanks for sharing such an insightful personal experience, I am deeply touched that you did that, because while I have just shared an opinion, you’ve put down fact and personal experience/realization.

      In addition, I admire you for the risks you’re taking, at an age when people actually believe they should “take in the sights” and “fade into the sunset”!

      Thanks once again!

  4. Kuljeet permalink
    May 27, 2011 6:56 am

    All about risk in one sentence. We need to pick up courage to take risks. Fear stops us from taking risks, hence it also hinders us to perform.

  5. May 26, 2011 3:30 pm

    Very True. Infact there are consequencies to even no actions. So you just can’t keep away from the risk.

    • gurprrietsiingh permalink*
      May 26, 2011 3:58 pm

      Well said Rahul. If you ask me, inaction is the greatest risk!


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