The Element of Risk Taking in Success
Written by contributing writer Neena Dayal - firstname.lastname@example.org
We are currently presenting a series of articles on Bob Proctor’s book, “You Were Born Rich”. This is a phenomenal book as it clears out many concepts about attainment of success in life that are either left out completely or explained only with a limited understanding. When explained properly, it becomes easy to see why success is such a difficult proposition for most people. It is never understood well because it is never explained well.
Many people understand the success principles well enough to create success in their own lives. But when asked about how they created success in their lives they are not able to explain it to anyone, even if their intentions are quite noble and they wish to share their ‘secrets’ with everyone. Actually, it is not just sufficient that someone understands something. It is complete knowledge only when they go about explaining it to others in such a way that they too can understand it well. Then, and only then, can it be called complete knowledge. Bob Proctor excels in this because he has not just understood and applied the success principles in his life; but he has also simplified them enough so that just about anyone can understand them well. This is why he is known as the Master Thinker of today’s world.
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In this book, Bob Proctor talks about the element of risk taking, which is such an overlooked ingredient in the whole concoction of success. Most people who become phenomenally successful in any pursuit in life are the ones who take huge risks. Now, taking risks is always considered to be reckless behaviour by the masses. And for most it proves to be quite reckless also. Then what is it that makes some people take risks and attain huge successes, while others do not succeed at all? The reason behind this is the element of understanding that is associated with risk taking.
The winners who succeed and attain phenomenal results out of any pursuits are the ones who have a deep innate understanding of risk. When they take a certain risk, which may seem reckless or even foolish to all around them, they KNOW that they can make a success of it. Now, this may sound absurd. But try to go deeper beyond the words, especially focusing on the word, KNOW. The winners always have a deep knowledge that they can succeed with whatever their chosen pursuit is. Knowledge is something that goes beyond belief and faith. Knowledge is the inner feeling of certainty that they would succeed eventually and they are ready to face all challenges that may come in their way.
Many sceptics can raise a question, what about the others who take foolish and reckless risks? Well, the reality may be intangible, but it is true. These people, when they take a risk are in some sort of doubt. They may hide their true feelings from everyone around them but they are never completely at ease with their own decision. They do not operate from even a rock-solid belief and faith, leave alone knowledge. They of course, do not talk about it so the people around them do not come to know their real feelings. Some of them project a great facade of self confidence and may even seem arrogant. But they never operate with complete self-effacing knowledge deep within themselves.
They fail because of these innermost thoughts of theirs. Their thoughts are the ones, which constantly guide them towards their results. When they fail, most of these people are also quick to blame others. They never take responsibility for their own thoughts, which caused them to fail. This way, they also set out to fail yet another time in some other pursuit. Many of these people never try again.
On the other hand, the people who emerge as winners also encounter many failures, but they take total personal responsibility for them. They ponder deeply, and recognize the real reasons for their failure, make amends, and give it their best shot again. They do not go about blaming others. And they also never lose sight of their inner knowledge that they would ultimately succeed, no matter what. They just take the failure as discovering one way in which what they were pursuing could not be done. They try again because they are operating from knowledge, and not from doubt.
We leave you to contemplate now. We shall take this discussion further in our upcoming articles.