Learn to take risks

By Anne Bachrach

A.M. Enterprises (The Accountability Coach)

Would Bill Gates be where he is today if he didn’t drop out of Harvard to follow his dream?

What if Steve Jobs gave up building computers?

Neither would be where he is today if it weren’t for taking risks. Ask any successful entrepreneur; sometimes it takes big risks to get big results.

If you’re wondering why you aren't where you want to be, it’s probably a safe bet that you haven’t taken much risk. The moral of the story is that without some risk, you will never have big results. Period. Not all risks pay off, but if you don’t take them at all, you will always stay where you are.

The important thing is to remember that you shouldn’t throw caution to the wind and risk everything without a pay off that’s worth it. The trick is to learn to take calculated risks with the potential to get you where you want to be. This is where learning from other successful entrepreneurs will help you greatly.

Remember, it is always and only taking action that puts you on the straightest path to achieving your goals. The only person responsible for creating that path is you. You must learn it is only habit that separates you from the most successful entrepreneurs in the world. They learned how to optimize their time and results to get there faster. The straighter the line, the quicker you produce big results.​