Do you need to take more risks? Over at the blog BrainPickings, Sara Schiller argues yes:
Are there downsides to risk? Sure. That’s why it’s called risk. You could put yourself out there in a big way, and fall flat on your face. But what if you don’t? The benefits are worth it. Evaluate where you are and think about where you want to be, and take the risks necessary to get there.
Tara’s arguments in her brief post reinforce a basic message we emphasize at Risk Alternatives. Effective risk management does not mean avoiding risks. Instead, it means making mindful decisions about the threats and opportunities before you.