Questions for Risk-Taking

A close relative of mine asked my counsel regarding a new job she had just accepted. Two of her friends had suggested that she not take the job—that it was too risky and that she may not succeed.

I asked her, “What’s the worst thing that can happen?”

She responded, “I could get fired.”

I asked, “Can you live with that?

She said, “Yes.”

I suggested that with the risk comes the reward and that if she stays positive and continues to reflect before she makes choices, she will succeed. However, if for some reason, she doesn’t, her life experiences will have been enhanced. Either way, she wins by taking the position.