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2 Surprising Reasons Why People Don't Take Risks
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2 Surprising Reasons Why People Don’t Take Risks

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Comments (44)
  1. marieabanga says:

    Your life is your message, make it an inspiring one! -Gandhi
    Thank you Jeff

  2. Feuy Saetern says:

    Another person you have inspired here! thank you. I really needed to hear it.

  3. Anonymous says:

    one more person you have inspired here! thank you.

  4. I agree with your blog and thank you for posting! What I’m curious about is how you feel about the fear of failure? If we do not try something new, then we cannot fail at it. I think this plays into what you are saying about not feeling good enough and attempts to control every aspect of your life. Thoughts????

    1. One of the reasons we don’t risks, as you said, is because of failure. I think it’s highly important to not see failure as an automatically negative event. I think it’s even better to not see it as failure at all, as only feedback, or a result. We learn from it, grow from it and adjust from it – which all sound like good things to me, and well worth the risk!

  5. Suzicue says:

    Am planning to start a non-profit. Thanks for the motivation!

  6. asiatrainers says:

    Yes, people procrastinate and thus don’t take risk

  7. helensamia says:

    Thanks for liking my blog.. Fear of failure is one thing that stops people progressing.. We must always try however difficult it may seem … Thanks for your inspiring blogs .. Helen

  8. griffin4492013 says:

    Jeff,
    I agree with your reasoning of why we don’t be who we were meant to be. I am starting to climb out of that box. It is tough; but I know it will be worth it for me, and all those lives that my kindness and caring will touch. Thank you

  9. easilymistaken4 says:

    Great post! It’s true we are all afraid of what someone might think of us or the feeling of not being enough. We all have some sore of fear with taking risks for sure!

  10. 4PathsToWellness says:

    Thanks for liking my blog! I love this post. It’s something I needed to read right now. I love blogs that uplift and inspire. I’ll be reading through the rest of your blogs. 🙂

  11. billieazahir says:

    Thanks for not glossing over the real possibility of loosing some people in our lives may occur when we go for the gold and take risks. The initial loss can be earth shattering…but the loss will be made up for in the end. People need to know this is true…and not just a myth. Thanks for sharing your wisdom. 🙂

  12. kimimarinyoga says:

    “When we do not become our dreams, we actually get smaller.” — Absolutely brilliant!

  13. How Can You Mend A Broken Heart? says:

    Right on and so well said. Each of us can bring something unique out of our own experience even if it’s the same message given by many others. We are so afraid of rejection. And we are more afraid of our light than our darkness as Martin Luther King said.

  14. The Smile Diary says:

    Yes I completely agree with this! I was letting the fear of not being good enough stop me from following my dreams and taking action on ideas. But I have finally started to not let that negative attitude dictate my life, and so far it’s going well! I feel a lot more happy and positive than when I wanted to do things but didn’t even try

  15. solace2014 says:

    ‎”Only those who risk going too far may possibly find out how far one can go.”- T.S. Eliot

  16. rindamutis84 says:

    Super thanks for this post 🙂 Giving chances for Risk is one of the value that i should learn,, this posting encourage me to do so ! i like the quotes from Gandhi, what a sweet closure ..

  17. alisonpears says:

    Beautiful post and totally inspiring for all of us to give ourselves permission to have our big life! 🙂

  18. jmva20 says:

    This is very inspiring! 🙂

  19. dfgoddess says:

    Reblogged this on My New Life as a Dragonfly and commented:
    Take the leap! Anything worthwhile is scary! Do it!!!

    1. Thank you for sharing!

  20. Kedoshim Ministries says:

    It’s not always easy to live in the light of “not being loved” – or even liked for that matter. Being “ok” with it gives us the strength to keep walking it out. Keep pressing on, and thanks for following KM!
    Bithiah

    1. Yea KM it is not easy, but at times it’s necessary! Thank you!!

  21. joedalio says:

    Thank you for posting this excellent information! I know I am sometimes guilty of both reasons you mention. All it does is hold me back and prevent me from being who I’m supposed to be. When we know that with God we are always good enough, we can press ahead towards our goals. Any consequences with people or things will take care of themselves : )

  22. rhetoricschool says:

    People don’t like change. People like to stay in their mindset and think in the same ways they always did. I have found it extremely difficult to get people to change. They have to really want it themselves and only then they have the will to surpass the fear of failure and the fear of rejection. The outcome has to exceed the risks for most people, but often they don’t know what the benefits are.
    I think that is another reason why people don’t take risks, in my opinion. Because they don’t know what they could be or achieve, they don’t have all the information. Would you agree on that?

    1. I would. One of the main reasons why people never reach their goals is because they never even take the time to set them!

  23. kareegirl says:

    Hi Jeff, this post speaks to what the phase I’m living in now. I took the risk because I had finally hit that point where I felt that if I kept quiet any longer, I would miss that opportunity forever. I dared to take that first step, and almost immediately, my life started changing for the better around me. It’s not an easy road, but all it takes is that one step! 🙂

    1. As you said, it’s one step at a time and having faith and confidence! I am very happy to hear that it is working out and make sure you make time to enjoy the journey!!! It’s going to make for a great story when it’s all said and done!! Thank you!!!

  24. Boo-Dah-Beli says:

    Love this… passin’ this one on forward! Thanks Jeff…

    1. Please share the message! Thank you!!!

  25. dianeblairhickey says:

    Thanks for liking my blog. I love your upbeat messages and philosophy.

  26. cameronchardukian says:

    I think that biologically humans are built to survive and not necessarily thrive. Because of that if we already have food, shelter, etc we’re afraid of change on a subconscious level. Therefore if you want to be successful you need to make a conscious commitment to face change.

    1. Yes, I agree. It is a conscious decision that has to be made. Staying in our comfort zone is natural. Breaking out if it is transformative!

  27. Millions of Stories says:

    I realized what you are describing here only late in my life. No matter what, I’m glad I did now. This is what made me start my Millions of Stories project. Great post, thanks for this!

    1. Thank you!!! It sounds like you are doing great work! More power to you!

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