Positive Risk: How Smart Women Use Passion to Break Through by Barbara Stoker

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By Barbara Stoker

Confident threat is a standpoint, an perspective, and a lifestyles philosophy that creates a shift clear of the detrimental view of probability that such a lot of people have been taught. This booklet may also help switch your perceptions concerning threat so you might start to larger know the way helpful and confident dangers particularly are. many folks visit nice lengths to prevent hazard, but in fact, it really is via taking clever probability that we develop, examine, and accomplish our desires, objectives, and targets. by way of taking well-thought-out likelihood, we make a distinction in our personal lives and people of others. by way of adopting a favorable danger standpoint, you'll start to see new probabilities in your self and the realm round you.

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For every challenge you find overwhelming, look, and you’ll find inspiration from others. I found a visual example of this one day when I took my boys to the skateboard park. Kids at every skill level raced around in all directions at every imaginable speed. c03 11/15/05 44 11:42 AM Page 44 Po s i t i v e R i s k blades, and a few on BMX trick bikes. At first I thought, “This is insane. ” Then as I studied the chaos, it was clear each kid had his own place in the system. There was a rhythm to the madness that the kids seemed to understand.

He thought he might get an interview, so I asked him if he wanted to practice his interviewing skills. He thought it unnecessary but agreed. When I asked him why I might want to hire him, he answered with a list of his qualities, including that he was responsible, resourceful, hard working, and reliable. When I asked him why I might not want to hire him, he paused—and not just for a second but for a minute or two. Finally he asked what I meant. So I explained that some interviewers might ask him what he thought his weaknesses were.

If so, what? c03 11/15/05 11:42 AM Page 29 The Positive Risk Premise 3 Positive Risk Premise Positive risk transforms your once-in-a-lifetime opportunities into once-in-a-lifetime successes. Most of us don’t take enough risks. Why? It’s human nature to want to feel comfortable, safe, and in control. Risk, by its very definition, makes us feel uncomfortable, insecure, and out of control. The difficulty in taking a significant risk is that it creates a direct and unavoidable internal conflict, which is exaggerated by another aspect of our human nature: our tendency to doubt ourselves too quickly, even though we know we have more strengths, talents, and skills than we are using.

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