How bold are you?
I have an exercise on my women’s personal development course, RenewYou where we think about how much of a risk we’re prepared to take to get to where we want to be, and it usually produces some interesting results. Women are typically described as risk averse in relation to financial matters, (which is why more women in finance might have acted as a break on the financial crises of recent years, ahem), but is this true of you in your daily life?
Our attitude to risk, of course, depends on our circumstances. A mother will throw caution to the wind and risk everything to save her child in an emergency, and if your job is about to disappear you may risk applying for jobs you’d usually not consider; the fear of unemployment is greater than fear of making a change.
But what about when everything is going, well, just ‘alright’? It’s not too bad, and equally it’s not too good. You’re just trucking along doing sort of OK. ‘Mustn’t grumble’.
These are the times when you need to be bold, to take control of your life and take the odd risk too. However, it’s also the time when it’s most hard to do this as we have no driving imperative to change and before we know it we’ve arrived at where we didn’t realise we wanted to go…. It’s when ‘life happens when we’re busy doing other things’ (Thanks, John Lennon).
Is it time for you take some control?
Time to work out what you really want from life and then set about achieving it?
Don’t wait until you have to be bold.
Be bold on your own terms!
It’s your life, your career, and no one cares about it as much as you do.
Be Bold Now!
If you need a bit of support for your boldness take a look at When Work isn’t Working
Posted on February 20th, 2013 by Jane