Thursday April 9, 2015 #715
“The biggest risk is not taking any risk. In a world that’s changing really quickly, the only strategy that is guaranteed to fail is not taking risks.”
Most of us are taught at home, at school, and at work how to plan effectively to minimize and avoid risk. This has been an ineffective way to prepare for today’s reality of exceptional speed and change, and frankly has never been a good strategy. Change has always been a constant, and the difference today is the speed of that change. What we must all develop is the capacity and courage to take frequent and appropriate risks. The environment around us is changing so rapidly that we must move more quickly than may be comfortable and this requires taking risk. We can and should prepare for our decisions regarding risk through developing intellectual curiosity, learning as much as possible and paying attention to what is happening around us. The risks we take will be necessary and more likely to succeed. Standing still and avoiding risk is not an option. Prepare as best you can, but act, even if it is risky.