I have been thinking about this recently and wondering why I am not taking more risks, both personally and professionally. Looking back, I think the best things that have happened in my life came about because of me trying something new. In 2002, I decided that I was going to go and get a degree. I had no plans other than i wanted a marketing degree and I wanted to live abroad for a while. In 2004, I took a risk and moved to NAU (Northern Arizona University). While there, I met my future wife. In 2008, I moved to the US permanently.
All of these decisions were risky but they proved to be amazing choices. Now, i have been fortunate in that the majority of risks that I have taken have worked out, but there is something inside me that wonders why I am not taking more risks.
i came across this post by David Meerman scott entitled When failure is cheap, why not give it a go?.
I really like this blog post and I would recommend reading it and visiting his blog for other excellent insights.