There are times in our lives when we feel that the things are not moving forward. There are times when we see that we are not making progress and these are the times we should realize that some significant changes are required in our lives. Ever since childhood, we are told to be safe and to go about the path that our ancestors have laid down for us. The safe path ensures that we succeed and have a fantastic future.
However, this is not at all true. You can never succeed unless you take chances. No matter how much people tell you to follow the known path and refrain yourself from doing anything new, your life will not improve until you take chances. Let us take an example of water. If the water stays stagnant for a long time, it will start breeding mosquitoes. However, if the water keeps flowing, it can be the home to many fishes and organism. It can be the life giver. Similarly, if you stay stagnant your life and not take chances, you will get bored of your life.
Walter Anderson said, “Our lives improve only when we take chances – and the first and most difficult risk we can take is to be honest with ourselves.”
The Biggest Challenge Faced when we Take Chances
The biggest challenge anyone can face when they take chances is that they need to be honest with themselves. Doing what other people tell you to do is easy. This way, if you fail, you have someone else to blame for your failure. But when you take chances all by yourself and decide to improve your life, you need to be honest with yourself. You need to accept your strengths and weaknesses and make sure to work on them. To improve your life, you need to know exactly where things are going wrong and where exactly do you lack. Getting a perspective on your life is the most challenging thing you can do. As humans, it is tough to accept our shortcomings, and it is challenging to be honest about the things we are doing wrong. But a successful person is only successful when he admits his faults and deals with them.
How Can Life Be Better if we Take Chances
Your life can be 100 times better if you take chances. The first good thing that will happen is that you will not have the regret of not doing something a few years down the lain. Regret is the worst feeling to live with. If you take all the chances that come your way and risk things now, you will not regret missing an opportunity even if you fail. If you fail, you can live with the fact that it was a bad decision and get over with it. But if you miss the chance, the uncertainty will not let you be happy. Another benefit of taking a chance is it will help you grow as a person and will help you be honest in life. It will help you gain experience and make you wise. Sometimes taking chances might be a wrong decision, but on the contrary, they might even turn out to be right decisions and bring you success.
To conclude, I would like to say that if you want to succeed in your life and become the best version of you, take chances. Make sure you grab every opportunity that gets thrown your way. Do not always play safe. Listen to the advice of the people, but do only what your heart and mind desire. Most importantly do not forget to be honest with yourself and the others.
Written By: Vishakha Goyal