When you realize that most people are risk-averse, the path to success seems almost obvious: embracing calculated risks.
In life, to start a journey, nobody waits for all the traffic lights between their home and destination to turn green.
If you know the destination, you simply acknowledge that there might be traffic jams, detours, red signals on the way. You check Google Maps and decide to take calculated risks.
“Oh, that’s not it. I actually have too much at stake if I lose.”
More often than not, what people hold on to (‘too much at stake’) < the reward waiting for them on the other side.
Play stupid games, win stupid prizes. Because the riskiest thing is to take no risks at all.
Cover photo by Tommaso Fornoni