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Why it Pays to be a Risk-Taker? Answers From Risk-Takers Themselves

If I am pressed for an answer, I would say that it starts with the end to know if something is really an opportunity worth pushing.  What is the benefit I will receive from committing to this opportunity?  If ever an opportunity isn’t really that rewarding, then the amount of risk will be limited.  However, if the opportunity is life-changing, then the level of risk also increases. Looking back, I see myself till now as an aggressive person, a goal-oriented risk-taker. It may actually be easier to sit down in the safe spot, but I never see myself being that person. So now, I am going to share to you why it pays to be a risk-taker.




Why it pays to be a risk-taker?

I messaged my friends and ask the question “Why it pays to be a risk-taker?” Well, of course, I ensured the level of credibility here because I got the right people to ask. Whether it’d be a new adventure, challenge at work, something new to try, these people are very much willing to put in their energy when all the others are hesitant. So, here are their answers.

It’s a WIN-WIN situation.

Here’s David, a pilot under the sea.

“Risk pays since it’s a win-win situation. Either you win, and go home with the prize; or, you lose and you’ll have a story to tell and a new skill to show off.” – David van Teeseling

If I rank my most “risk-taking” friends, David probably bags the top. He is my travel buddy. You can see more of his adventures in his YouTube account: daVIDeoPhile. I couldn’t agree more with this answer. With every risk that may come, it is always coupled with the will to be above the average. There is no doubt that David always goes after newer and undefined territories. Keep it up, bro!

They are not risks. They are chances.

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“If you don’t take chances (I never call them risks), you’ll never know what could have been, or what you were capable of. I am glad I took those chances and saw them through in every aspect of life. Taking a risk or a chance is an indication of self confidence and self dependence and I couldn’t be anything else.” – Anjaly Thomas

Anjaly is a friend, a travel blogger and the author of Travel with Anjaly. She lives in Dubai, but she loves to discover the world through travelling. Right now, she is currently exploring Southeast Asia. Hope to see ya, Anjaly!




It is one step closer to the best version of yourself.

Doing something that really scares you fulfills the very core of your being. Because it makes you one step closer to the best version of yourself. – Jumari Alicaya

I’ve known Jumari since grade school. He is one of my best and truest friends. Jumari, if you are reading this, I’d like you to know that you are unstoppable! The risk of taking those chances in your life strengthened you to keep on going no matter what happens. You are one of the bravest I’ve known, emotionally and physically. As a risk taker, I always feel that you never felt it at all. Again, you are unstoppable. I love you.

I find out more about myself.

Working abroad and learning English are my dream since then. Here in the Philippines, I am living that dream. I met a lot of friends. I find out more about myself, too. If I didn’t take those risks, my dream will never come to pass. – Megumi Noguchi

At the age of 56, Megumi is living her dream here in the Philippines. Meg was able to find the answer to why it pays to be a risk-taker herself. She is a Japanese teacher in a company here in Cebu. She has two sons left in Japan. Both are living their own lives. She got this rare opportunity that may never have been found if she never took risks.




Most often, one cannot achieve victory by playing it safe.

“In this life you have to choose. Die as conqueror or a man who waited for a conquest all his life. We’re all visionaries in our own ways. We chase for our dreams and ambitions differently. Some goes with time and some fight to beat it. Most often, one cannot achieve victory by playing it safe.” – Mark Jay Tadeje

Sir Mark is an engineer, an educator, and my mentor. He is very bold when it comes to taking decisions in life. That’s why he is never afraid to take his chances. If there is one thing I’d like to emphasize out of all he taught us, it is to always go above the average: to challenge one’s self and always produce more than what is expected. Of course, those people who take risks to challenge themselves are bold, and they bring out the best in them. This courage comes with confidence, as well. When all the others want to withdraw, these bold people are willing to stay in. Now, that’s a heavy reason why it pays to be a risk-taker! Thank you, mommy!

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Diana
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I can see where you are coming from. That invigorating feeling of the risk but in my case / I’m 35, single, mom of two and recently unemployed I can’t play the game of chance. When I was young however I could relate more. Maybe one day again!

Joshua
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Joshua

The greatest risk is not taking risk at all ika nga

Jessica
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Jessica

This is great! I can’t say that I’ve ever really thought about risk in the way you’ve described it but I wholeheartedly agree with its description. I don’t consider myself a risk-taker (everyone else does) but that’s because I consider it an experience. Great article! Definitely made me look at things differently.

Amber
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I believe life is full of risk. Rake the chance, live the journey, if it doesn’t work out than we are meant for something different. Love this. Thank you.

knre
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knre

Remember, the strongest sword is forged in the hottest fire. Keep it up! 🙂

Jessica Collazo
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Risk-taking is part of a of our daily life we’re constantly making risky decisions we just don’t know about it but this kind of risk taking ia awesome because they is full of Adventure

Matt Taylor
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Matt Taylor

I think most people when they think of risks they think of something potentially dangerous like mountain climbing etc. But it can be more simple than that. Quitting your job and going back to school, asking that person out on a date, trying some new food at a restaurant, etc. A couple phrases I like. “That which does not kill us, makes us stronger” and “You miss 100% of the shots, you don’t take.” 🙂

Brianne
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The only way to really make progress in the world is to take risks. Nothing ventured, nothing gained!

Bill
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I love this post. I think people play it too safely in life. You can’t really achieve your own potential if you don’t get out there and take some risks.

Surekha
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The greatest things in life are only accomplished when we take risks. Staying in our comfort zone is the best way to be mediocre.

Sara | mshealthesteem.com
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The only constant in life is change. So sometimes taking a risk to create the change you actually want is so worth it! Thanks for the insight ♡

Stephen
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Loved the bit about ‘They are not risks. They are chances’ it’s so true

Serene Xi
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Serene Xi

I totally agree with this statement you made: “If the opportunity is life-changing, then the level of risk also increases.” No guts, no glory!

Heather
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I must admit, I don’t often take risks. But when I do, I never regret it.

Sarah
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It is crucial to take risks in life as long as there is some sort of reward that follows. Obviously, you won’t see me jumping off any cliffs anytime soon, but I am sure some people may find that doing this will help them overcome sort of fear and/or trust obstacle. Great blog post and so important.

Super Busy Mum
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I am terrified of risking my life in certain situations but that hasn’t stopped me abseiling off buildings {there was even a castle} or being taken up to 150ft and ziplining over a 300ft wide river in my home city for charity. It’s scary but seriously fun!

Lashunta
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I wish I was more of a risk taker when I was a bit younger. I think it would have saved me some heartache.

Ntensibe Edgar
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Hihi…..I love what David says. “You lose and get to go back home with skills and a story to tell”….only when you have survived.

Subhashish Roy
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Nothing new can be achieved without venturing out and taking risks. The fact that we all ventured into blogging with certain objectives and dreams is also taking a risk into a completely uncharted territory. Can’t agree more with you.

emman damian
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It’s all about self-discovery and win-win situation! Learn from these experiences! Live with it!

Angela Bethea Ricardo
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Those are all great points to keep in mind. I truly believe you can’t grow if you remain in your comfort zone.

Elizabeth O
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Elizabeth O

Taking some risks in life can be motivating but we need to know the difference between risk and danger. That said, I believe we must always be pushing ourselves to overcome barriers to growth.

Lily
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Lily

Risk can be risky but worth the reward! I take healthy risk and gotten a lot of opportunities!

Jos folio
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Unless you take risk you don’t know what is it behind the wall. Keep posting Good one.

Christ Angeli
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Everybody takes a risk at every decision that they take. Whatever it may be in life. As long as you are willing to accept the consequences thereafter, those are the risks worth going for. Some times we win at times we don’t. But in both we learn.

Cristina Petrini
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Taking risks is scary because it is like a leap into the void, but after all if it were not so it would not also lead to great satisfactions. Great analysis.

Kelly
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I love this post. I couldn’t agree more that you come out a better version of yourself. Although I have a cap on my risk-taking, I find myself more and more able to take the leap – and I am loving it! Great read!

Julia Hess
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I have always been one to continue to work towards something new. Took a huge risk quitting my job and being a stay at home mom. Now working on my own blog is another risk. You never know until you try.

Srishtisingh
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Srishtisingh

Really nice post. Motivational

chad
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I can’t agree more with you!!! I consider myself a risk-taker and yes i lost sometimes, i won sometimes but one thing is certain, I’ve learned a lot throughout the process.

Kristen V
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I’m usually up for a good adventure. I love trying new things and growing as a person.

Loise
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I am a person who haven’t taken anything at risk yet, I am always playing safe, maybe because I’m still a little bit dependent on something or someone. But as I read your post, somehow got me thinking that there should be something worth risking of especially if it costs nothing but your willingness and hard work.

Arugba Stanley
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Arugba Stanley

Lovely article well written, taking risk in life is actually worth it…might just be the game changer you need

Arugba Stanley
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Arugba Stanley

Amazing article and it is good to know taking risks is worth it in life. Could just be he game changer you need

Monidipa
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Monidipa

I understand it but you know I really wish if I could take chance too but…..no luck

Cha of littlemisadvencha is a Filipino Civil Engineer, researcher and a fur mom. She came from General Santos City and finds that everything in life teaches her a lesson. She is inspired to write about and out of her experiences, but later found out that it was her experiences that actually inspire her.

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