“Take into account that great love and great achievements involve great risk” -The Dalai Lama

Though taking risks and exposing our vulnerability sounds unappealing, our deepest wants might be achieved from a gamble. But if you are worried about losing this gamble and don’t want to risk it, we don’t blame you. You cannot say what will happen, but one thing is definite – you will never know whether you will win or lose unless you take the risk and give it a shot.

So, are you ready to risk it? If you are still uncertain, keep reading to make up your mind.

Come out of your shell

When we love somebody, we open our hearts and become defenseless. We let our guards down and fully unmask ourselves at their mercy. We don’t know if they will reciprocate our feelings. It takes a lot of willpower to not withdraw into our shells. Maybe they will make us the happiest person in the world or maybe they will break our hearts. Yet, this is the risk you have to take when you love a person.

If there is someone you want to get to know more, ask him or her out on a date. What’s the worst that could happen? You should just know that the word “no” is not as scary as it seems. If you take this gamble, there are only two ways it can go. You either can find your love, or you can get closure. You won’t have to wallow in regret and ponder the ‘what ifs’ in your head. So, there is nothing to lose. All you have to do is step outside your comfort zone and give it a try.

Face your fears

When you want to achieve something you want, you have to double your passion and conviction. And that involves facing the fear of uncertainty and failure. It can be tempting to live in a safe and sound space, but at the same time, it will lead to a monotonous life.

Whenever you hesitate to try something new, think of the worst-case scenario that could happen. More often than not, the lessons will outweigh the worst results. Even if things don’t work out, you will be back to square one, and you can finally look for something else. At least you tried. That’s more than you can say about most people.

Time to be a seeker

It is now the time to seek the achievements you want. Keep searching until you find it. Do not wait in vain for it because the wait will never pay off. On your way, you will have to overcome the challenges and face your fear of risks. The odds may or may not be in your favor right now, but only you can find out if you can succeed against all odds. You just have to seek it out and be ready to risk it.