Tuesday, February 8, 2011
Are You a Risk Taker?
I am certainly not a risk taker and I don’t think it’s a bad thing. When I’m presented with a decision or opportunity I like to take the time to go away and research, think, write down the pros and cons, think some more and talk about it a lot. I don’t normally rush into anything no matter how big or small it may be.
I’m also one to look more on the negative side of things than on the good. Yes, when it comes to decisions (especially big ones) I’m more of a cup if half empty kind of girl. I like to prepare for the worst because if all goes well I am usually pleasantly surprised.
As a teacher I have been taught that it is good to teach children how to take sensible risks especially with their learning. I agree that taking risks is important, it allows us to make mistakes and learn from them and it also helps us achieve things we never thought we could. But how do we know what a ‘sensible’ risk is?
I think it’s something that won’t hugely affect the rest of your life or have big consequences for the future. For example it’s been a risk taking out a loan and planning to build a house but we believe it is a necessary risk and a positive step in married life. We live with our decision every day, we learn more each day and we pray that it will have a positive impact on our lives in the future…. A house for us to live in!!!!
So are you a risk taker and why or why not?