Have you ever heard of a successful person who stayed in their comfort zone? Of someone who became a well-known orator by delivering public-worthy speeches in private? Or of a girl who dreams of a loving, committed relationship but refuses to go on dates for fear of heartbreak? Or that of a successful novelist who just writes hundreds of drafts and never sends them out to publishers for fear of rejection?
We’ve never heard of a success story that grew in someone’s comfort zone. We may have different definitions of success or a picture of a well-lived life but we could all agree that nothing extraordinary is achieved unless we take action.
As a society, we have become more risk-averse. Even before we move, we already conjure every negative scenario that may happen and ruin our once “peaceful” lives. We say no to opportunities because we feel we are inadequate and incapable of what that opportunity may require. Even before we take the risk, we have already lost the battle in our heads.
But there is a price to pay for risks we do not take---and we argue, a much bigger one at that. We get stuck in a life full of what-ifs and what-could-have-been. We risk losing what could have been the antidote to our anxiety or the staircase to our heaven on Earth. So get out of that space and consider for a moment the life you may have if you take the risk. Here are five reasons why living a life of risks is the way to go.
1. Taking risks builds self-confidence.
You need a lot of guts to take risks so once you decide to drop everything and go for that one thing you’ve been eyeing to achieve, you become more confident with yourself because there is no other choice. You’re all in or nothing so you have to step up, now that you’ve assumed a bigger space in society. The circumstances will force you to grow and will show you that your only limits are the ones that you imposed on yourself.
2. Taking risks helps you overcome the fear of failure.
Once you take risks one after another, you quickly understand that failure has always been part of the equation to success. You don’t see failure as a weakness but as a sign that you are trying and becoming better at every go. You’ll fall seven times and stand up eight.
3. Taking risks provides learning opportunities.
No one’s perfect and we learn by trying new experiences so for sure, you would be making a lot of mistakes along the way. It’s a win-win situation because trying new things will help you learn how to face challenges of similar nature in the future.
4. Taking risks will possibly lead you to your happiest.
If you’ve been dreaming about something for way too long, inaction will lead you to nowhere. You have to act and take a risk so that you would have a fighting chance in living that life you’ve always envisioned. There’s a possibility that it may not turn out the way you thought it would be but you won’t be at a loss because of all the lessons you’ve learned in your journey.
5. Taking risks will open a world of possibilities.
Once you begin to take risks and live a life outside of your comfort zone, new opportunities will present themselves to you. These are opportunities you didn’t even know existed when you started. You’ll see a whole new world with no limits.
Fun Games for Flexispot’s 5th Standiversary
As we’ve already established, a little risk never hurts anybody and more especially if it’s a harmless game on the Internet. What’s the worst that can happen other than losing a draw that you got for free in the first place?
With that said, we’d like to invite you all to join Flexispot’s fifth Standiversary deals. Not only does the company have its bestselling items on sale with discounts up to 40% for standing desks, desk converters, and fitness chairs, it also prepared some fun-filled games for you to take a risk on. Don’t be a skeptic and miss this chance because it doesn’t come by very often.
Spin & Win
Feel as if you’re on television playing Wheel of Fortune with Flexispot’s Spin & Win wheel. When you visit the site, click on the wheel that appears on the left side of your screen. The next step is to enter your e-mail address where you like Flexispot to send you an entry code. You have a minute to check your e-mail’s Inbox before the code expires. If you can’t find it in your Primary folder, it may probably have landed on your Spam bim. Don’t worry this is not a scam, your e-mail address just doesn’t recognize us yet. Upon opening the email, copy the code, paste it on the site and you get a chance to spin and win!
Based on your luck, you may either win a Secret Gift, Plant a tree, the Seiffen standing desk, a $10 voucher, the Kana standing desk, a $50 voucher off a $500 purchase, a $150 voucher off a $1000 purchase, and a $500 Gift Card. You are entitled to one lucky draw so cross your fingers and spin that wheel! If you didn’t get what you were wishing for on your first try, don’t worry because you can win extra draws by sharing the game on your social media platforms including Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn or you may purchase anything from the Standiversary sale page.
This is another game where you will need a whole lot of luck, dexterity, and good eyesight in order to ace. The first step is to visit the challenge page (https://www.flexispot.com/standiversary/927-challenge) and wait for it to load. Next is to long-press the middle button as long as you should. The third is to release the button when it hits the following marks: 7.7 seconds, 9.99 seconds, 2.22 seconds, and 9.27 seconds. You will receive a voucher and get a chance to win the following prizes: 8% off coupon, Comhar Standing Desk EW9, Stanmore II Bluetooth X5, and the Canyon Roadlite 5 x2. Best of luck!
Remember, we only lose with risks we don’t take.