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8 Reasons Risk Takers Are More Likely To Be Successful

8 Reasons Risk Takers Are More Likely To Be Successful

Many are turned off by risks. It is actually easier and more comfortable to sit down in the safe spot and wait. But, this is what distinguishes the doers from the dreamers.

While the dreamers is still sleeping and waiting for the best moment to take action, the taker has caught the rewards. Risk takers are more likely to be successful because they do not limit themselves and are willing to put in their energy when every other person is hesitant.

Take a chance! All life is a chance. The man who goes the furthest is generally the one who is willing to do and dare.” – Dale Carnegie

1. They Experience a Passion in Every Risk They Take.

With risk comes a fire, a burning push to keep you going and reach the finish line.

Most times, people who are adventurous are the ones who take risk. They are ignited with a zeal to reach new heights and such zeal empowers them to be more creative and prepared to win.

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2. They Stand Out.

People who take risk are bold. Somehow this courage is shown and endearing. With courage also comes confidence and alertness. When every other person withdraws, they are willing to stay in. This makes risk takers leaders as they are anointed to be by their own self.

3. They Gain Knowledge.

The pain that you know doesn’t hurt. It is actually what you don’t know that hurts you.

Knowledge is vital to success. Risk takers are able to identify such knowledge because they are willing to undergo a process that will provide such knowledge. Through such knowledge, they can navigate future steps and sail through difficult waters.

4. They Pursue Success.

Risk takers know that success won’t fall in your lap. You have to chase and hunt for it. That is what they do when they take risks.

They are shooting for the sky amidst the storm. Through that chase, they find seemingly rare opportunities that may never have been found if they had waited.

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Risk takers are active and ready for the pursuit of success.

5. They Are Not Afraid of Failure.

The more risk you take, the less you see anything that can stop you. You are practically unstoppable because risk taking has strengthened your will to keep on going no matter what.

Fear is a mental block that hinders many from achieving their dreams and becoming successful. But risk takers do not feel that fear. They are unstoppable.

6. They Set a Higher Standard.

Risk takers are prided with dreaming big. It all starts from a particular reward attained from a particular venture.

Risk takers want to get more after attaining something worthwhile from previous actions they took. With every risk comes the will to be above average and trudge into newer and undefined territories.

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7. They Learn All the Way Through.

It is not simply about knowledge. They discover themselves and harness their own inner strength. The truth is that against certain opinions, it will be important to know that risk takers are not stupid.

They are smart. Because of the learning and knowledge they garner through many processes, they are able to understand what they can take and what they cannot take.

They don’t just dip themselves into every risk; rather, they dip themselves after perusing the areas and dimensions of what they are about to pursue. Then they go for it.

8. They Change and Have High Adaptability.

There is nothing static with risk takers. They attain more freedom and flexibility. They are not found wanting as risk helps them to either define a change or adapt to a change.

Risk takers can never be stuck with the tide. Rather, they move with it and set the tone for even bigger changes.

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Granted, doing something different could mean discomfort and redirection, yet getting out of that comfort zone is that which will bear a mark and bring to you the life you want. This is why risk takers will always rule!

If you’d like to become a risk taker, these guides are for you:

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Easily Misunderstood by Others? 6 Barriers You Should Overcome to Make Communication Less Frustrating

Easily Misunderstood by Others? 6 Barriers You Should Overcome to Make Communication Less Frustrating

How often have you said something simple, only to have the person who you said this to misunderstand it or twist the meaning completely around? Nodding your head in affirmative? Then this means that you are being unclear in your communication.

Communication should be simple, right? It’s all about two people or more talking and explaining something to the other. The problem lies in the talking itself, somehow we end up being unclear, and our words, attitude or even the way of talking becomes a barrier in communication, most of the times unknowingly. We give you six common barriers to communication, and how to get past them; for you to actually say what you mean, and or the other person to understand it as well…

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Think about it this way, a simple phrase like “what do you mean” can be said in many different ways and each different way would end up “communicating” something else entirely. Scream it at the other person, and the perception would be anger. Whisper this is someone’s ear and others may take it as if you were plotting something. Say it in another language, and no one gets what you mean at all, if they don’t speak it… This is what we mean when we say that talking or saying something that’s clear in your head, many not mean that you have successfully communicated it across to your intended audience – thus what you say and how, where and why you said it – at times become barriers to communication.[1]

Perceptual Barrier

The moment you say something in a confrontational, sarcastic, angry or emotional tone, you have set up perceptual barriers to communication. The other person or people to whom you are trying to communicate your point get the message that you are disinterested in what you are saying and sort of turn a deaf ear. In effect, you are yelling your point across to person who might as well be deaf![2]

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The problem: When you have a tone that’s not particularly positive, a body language that denotes your own disinterest in the situation and let your own stereotypes and misgivings enter the conversation via the way you talk and gesture, the other person perceives what you saying an entirely different manner than say if you said the same while smiling and catching their gaze.

The solution: Start the conversation on a positive note, and don’t let what you think color your tone, gestures of body language. Maintain eye contact with your audience, and smile openly and wholeheartedly…

Attitudinal Barrier

Some people, if you would excuse the language, are simply badass and in general are unable to form relationships or even a common point of communication with others, due to their habit of thinking to highly or too lowly of them. They basically have an attitude problem – since they hold themselves in high esteem, they are unable to form genuine lines of communication with anyone. The same is true if they think too little of themselves as well.[3]

The problem: If anyone at work, or even in your family, tends to roam around with a superior air – anything they say is likely to be taken by you and the others with a pinch, or even a bag of salt. Simply because whenever they talk, the first thing to come out of it is their condescending attitude. And in case there’s someone with an inferiority complex, their incessant self-pity forms barriers to communication.

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The solution: Use simple words and an encouraging smile to communicate effectively – and stick to constructive criticism, and not criticism because you are a perfectionist. If you see someone doing a good job, let them know, and disregard the thought that you could have done it better. It’s their job so measure them by industry standards and not your own.

Language Barrier

This is perhaps the commonest and the most inadvertent of barriers to communication. Using big words, too much of technical jargon or even using just the wrong language at the incorrect or inopportune time can lead to a loss or misinterpretation of communication. It may have sounded right in your head and to your ears as well, but if sounded gobbledygook to the others, the purpose is lost.

The problem: Say you are trying to explain a process to the newbies and end up using every technical word and industry jargon that you knew – your communication has failed if the newbie understood zilch. You have to, without sounding patronizing, explain things to someone in the simplest language they understand instead of the most complex that you do.

The solution: Simplify things for the other person to understand you, and understand it well. Think about it this way: if you are trying to explain something scientific to a child, you tone it down to their thinking capacity, without “dumbing” anything down in the process.[4]

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Emotional Barrier

Sometimes, we hesitate in opening our mouths, for fear of putting our foot in it! Other times, our emotional state is so fragile that we keep it and our lips zipped tightly together lest we explode. This is the time that our emotions become barriers to communication.[5]

The problem: Say you had a fight at home and are on a slow boil, muttering, in your head, about the injustice of it all. At this time, you have to give someone a dressing down over their work performance. You are likely to transfer at least part of your angst to the conversation then, and talk about unfairness in general, leaving the other person stymied about what you actually meant!

The solution: Remove your emotions and feelings to a personal space, and talk to the other person as you normally would. Treat any phobias or fears that you have and nip them in the bud so that they don’t become a problem. And remember, no one is perfect.

Cultural Barrier

Sometimes, being in an ever-shrinking world means that inadvertently, rules can make cultures clash and cultural clashes can turn into barriers to communication. The idea is to make your point across without hurting anyone’s cultural or religious sentiments.

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The problem: There are so many ways culture clashes can happen during communication and with cultural clashes; it’s not always about ethnicity. A non-smoker may have problems with smokers taking breaks; an older boss may have issues with younger staff using the Internet too much.

The solution: Communicate only what is necessary to get the point across – and eave your personal sentiments or feelings out of it. Try to be accommodative of the other’s viewpoint, and in case you still need to work it out, do it one to one, to avoid making a spectacle of the other person’s beliefs.[6]

Gender Barrier

Finally, it’s about Men from Mars and Women from Venus. Sometimes, men don’t understand women and women don’t get men – and this gender gap throws barriers in communication. Women tend to take conflict to their graves, literally, while men can move on instantly. Women rely on intuition, men on logic – so inherently, gender becomes a big block in successful communication.[7]

The problem: A male boss may inadvertently rub his female subordinates the wrong way with anti-feminism innuendoes, or even have problems with women taking too many family leaves. Similarly, women sometimes let their emotions get the better of them, something a male audience can’t relate to.

The solution: Talk to people like people – don’t think or classify them into genders and then talk accordingly. Don’t make comments or innuendos that are gender biased – you don’t have to come across as an MCP or as a bra-burning feminist either. Keep gender out of it.

And remember, the key to successful communication is simply being open, making eye contact and smiling intermittently. The battle is usually half won when you say what you mean in simple, straightforward words and keep your emotions out of it.

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