You Can Have More Confidence Around Risk-Taking, And Here's How

In Confidence
Scroll Down

I went to Shake Shack again two weeks ago. 

Chick’n Strips and a Shack Burger. 

It was a pickup order, and the bag was waiting for me at the pickup stand. 

I opened the bag and noticed that my burger was missing the bacon. 

I took my bag to the ordering counter and told the nice woman who approached about the missing bacon. The woman, wearing the same disposable rubber gloves that all the food prep people had on, took the sandwich, confirmed that the bacon was missing, and told me she’d fix it. 

She walked the sandwich around to the back side of the prep counter and grabbed three slices of crispy bacon off of a tray. I watched her calmly and carefully insert the bacon strips into my Shack Burger. 

She brought the burger back to me at the front counter and put it in the bag for me. 

I had only one question. 

“Are your hands clean?” 

***

Unless you own a farm and prep all your meals from the ground to your dinner plate, someone  who you don’t know (or at least aren’t watching) is touching the food that you eat. 

You have no idea where their hands have been. But you still eat. 

When you’re on the road, only a painted yellow double line separates you from oncoming traffic and a possible drunk or texting driver whose one mistake could end your life. 

You still get in the car. 

Public violence, such as mass shootings at a school or church, happen so infrequently as to not be a point of major concern for any of us on a day-to-day basis— but it only needs to happen once to change a life. 

Yet, you don’t lock yourself in the house and cower in fear of being the next victim. 

Many people could be categorized as “risk averse.” 

These are those who avoid and reject anything that threatens their life’s equilibrium, and only do things that are safe bets, sure things. 

The truth is, we are all risk takers. 

Every time you get into an automobile, eat a meal or cross paths with a stranger, you’re at risk. 

Every time you get into an automobile, eat a meal or cross paths with a stranger, you’re at risk.  Click To Tweet

If you’re out in public, riding on the train or eating food while reading this, you’re at risk right now

You can’t stop living your life based off of that. 

Risk: a situation involving exposure to danger.

Depending on how you define “danger,” you can find risk in damn near everything. Every meal, person or experience could literally kill you. 

This idea could either cripple you into inactivity, or make you think you’re utterly fearless. 

Here’s another idea, since everything in life carries some level of risk: turn the equation around. 

Instead of looking at everything as a possible risk to your well-being, see it all as a reason to be less fearful — you’ve handled a ton of risk already and survived to talk about it. 

Instead of looking at everything as a possible risk to your well-being, see it all as a reason to be less fearful — you’ve handled a ton of risk already and survived to talk about it.  Click To Tweet

Don’t fear risk. You’re living in it. Besides, you’ve made food for others, been a stranger to thousands of people, and you drive cars, too. 

You are danger just as often as you’re in danger. 

You are danger just as often as you’re in danger.  Click To Tweet

Take the following MasterClasses on risk, danger, and calming your mind over uncertainty — 

#1342: When In Doubt, Take The Risk! 

#836: How To Mentally Minimize Risk

#389: Risk Taking- You Can’t Dunk Without Jumping!

#16: Obscurity, Uncertainty, Persistence

#1109: Deleting Your Anxiety Over The Uncertainties Of Life

You can get full access to these and 1,392+ more MasterClasses on every topic to advance your Mindset, Business and Life, as a Game Group Member.   

I’ve created a FREE 14-day trial for you to experience the Game Group for yourself.   

Get started here: http://WorkOnMyGame.com/GameGroup

Submit a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *