This past year has been an ongoing intense course in risk taking. Every single day we’ve had to reassess what are the risks and costs of what used to be mundane decisions: leaving the house, meeting friends and family, traveling, eating out, etc etc etc.
A year later, each of us has a better sense of what level of risk we’re comfortable taking in our everyday lives, and bigger questions and decisions are coming up, as we’re considering how to move forward.
Every one of these decisions carries a certain level of risk, and often it’s these risks that we’re thinking of that are holding us back from taking action. The truth is, it’s hard to say which of these risks will become reality, and in what exact form - there are often too many unknowns. So is it possible to make a calculated decision?
Start with seeing what worked for you in the past: what bigger risks have you taken in the past, and how did they turn out? Can you think of three times you were faced with a choice, and decided to go with the option that you had less certainty in how it would turn out?
Here are three big ones of mine:
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