Risk takers are some of the most charismatic people on the planet. They bring us a bevy of innovations that make all of our lives easier. Though we benefit from people's hard work, it can be hard to see the work that went on in the background to get there. The risk-takers among us are few and far between. In fact, most people give up long before they achieve a high level of success. Here are a few reasons why and how to avoid them.
Lack of Drive
People who have nothing are the ones that often work the hardest to reach their goals. Those who have easy access to everything are also those who tend to give up the quickest. If you don’t know the feeling of losing or living without, it can be hard to summon the drive needed to push through difficult challenges. After all, if you never know what it felt like to lose, there is no way to know how it feels to succeed. Putting in an effort even if you lose is one of the best ways to move past this common mistake.
Failure to Visualize
In order to do something great, we have to visualize the end result. Even if what you set out to do is mediocre, but challenging, visualizing the end result is the key to accomplishment. Too often people fail to visualize their success which can make it hard to keep going when things get tough. Everyone will face challenges along the way, visualizing yourself at the endpoint will be the motivation needed to keep you on the path to success.
Letting The Fair of Failure Win
No one wants to lose face or fail at a task, but it is inevitable for all of us. For most people, the overwhelming desire to succeed is enough to keep them going. This is not true for everyone, however. A percentage of the population will let the fear of failure stop them from reaching their goals. In some cases, this fear will even prevent them from starting a project so there is never even a potential for failure. It is important to keep in mind that anything that is worth doing has some risks. Once you get past your fear, everything you want in life will be available to you. To combat this fear think about how often a child had to fall before they learned to walk. The same is true for everything else you want to accomplish.