It’s certainly unavoidable that we’ll face bumps in the road as we go forward through life. We need to choose one path over another and you’ll definitely agree that some of those decisions will be easy, while others will be more challenging and will give you so much headache. Well, depending on your personality, you may be more inclined to play it safe and not take risks but even if you’re risk-averse, there are some risks in life that are worth taking—no matter what. Here are five scenarios in which it’s worth putting everything on the line.
1. A Risk That Allows You to Travel
If you ever get a chance to immerse yourself in another culture, or just go on a trip to a place you’ve never been before—take it. Seeing the world gives you new, unique perspectives on life and what it means to be human. Whether you’ll be working, volunteering or just exploring, the chance to travel is one you will never regret taking.
2. A Risk for a Chance in Love
Love conquers all, as they say, so if you are presented with the opportunity to put it all out there for someone you love, go for it. More than anything, love is hard to find (and often unrequited), yet it can be so impactful on your life and well-being. If you find love, do whatever it takes to keep that love in your life.
3. A Risk for Self-Preservation
Maybe you’re in a not-so-great relationship or you work in a toxic environment. Whatever negative situation you may find yourself in, it’s always a good idea to get out of it, even if that means risking (in these cases) being single again or having to look for another job. When you put yourself and your needs first, you always win, no matter the risks.
4. A Risk for A Job that Will Make You Happy
We spend most of our lives at work. So, if the chance to do what you love comes your way—a rarity, for sure—you should go for it. Take the risk, even if that means moving to a new city, putting up your own capital to start a business, or leaving a comfortable (but boring) job you already have. Of course, taking such risks will be scary—we all need money to live, after all—but giving yourself the chance to save up and carefully work toward this goal will help you make it a reality without worrying about the potentially negative impact it could have.
5. A Risk for Being True to Yourself
At some point or another, we all put on certain facades when it comes to who we really are. We may only show the positive parts of our lives on social media or edit the stories we tell our friends in such a way to make ourselves more acceptable to those around us. But being vulnerable and showing your true self are risks worth taking. The people around you who really love and value you will not only stand by you for being honest and open about yourself, but they’ll also be inspired to do the same. The more true to yourself you can be, the better it will be for you, your relationships and the world at large.