In keeping with the racing theme this week, earlier this year I made it to a championship formula car race. It’s a hobby and I’m a rookie but I was fortunate enough to have ranked in second place going into the final race.
I knew that if I didn’t risk, there was no possible way I’d win. I’d safely take second. The risk was more important and I wanted to know I left everything on the track.
Are you taking risks in business and in life?
It’s important as a team leader, employee or business owner that you take risks. I’m not advocating bad decision making but growing in business requires smart risk-taking.
Don’t get to the end of your life and realize you haven’t taken any risks. They might freak you out a little bit. It’s well worth walking away knowing you’ve given it everything you got.