Go for broke or go home. Well, sometimes you have
got to be tough. Taking a risk is one of the
hardest things to do in this world, yet one that
is so rewarding when you are finally able to reap
its benefits. Some people have the guts, some
don't. That's the way the world goes. But as far
as I know, being a risk-taker is a trait that one
could be extremely proud of. If you have the guts,
well thank the Gods for it because people seldom
go for broke.
One thing to remember when taking risks is the
effect that it could bring to people who are
involved. It is an amazing feeling when you throw
caution to the wind but always take note of the
people around you. Sure, you want to be extremely
successful, but do you want to be called selfish
just to get what you want? If your answer is yes,
then think again. Another thing to take note of is
how far are you willing to go to become
successful? If you decide to go for broke, you
have to consider plenty of things before you
attain your goal.
However, reaching your goals is a really brave
act. As Helen Keller once said, "Security is
mostly a superstition. Life is either a daring
adventure or nothing." As cliché as it may sound,
this passage is simply referring to living life to
the fullest. Try every dare; live every dream.
Love the person your heart desires, because life
is too short to have regrets. Go for it, because
you never know what will happen next.
Take a Big Step: Go for broke
Life is a big game of truth or dare. You either
take the dare or you will forever wonder what
could have happened if you did. It could also be a
game of spin the bottle, when the bottle points to
your direction, would you be willing to face it
head-on or decide to end the game and just run
away? Life is a game; it's either you gamble or
you chicken out. David Lloyd George once said:
"Don't be afraid to take a big step. You can't
cross a chasm in two small jumps." You can't
expect everything to be fed to you through a
silver spoon. It's either you take the big leap or
you don't. Which one do you think will give you
ultimate success? Don't get me wrong; deciding to
go for broke is definitely not an easy task. It
requires skill, determination, perseverance and
hard work to acquire such. But how will you know
if you just sit around waiting for luck to happen?
Life is a battlefield, and you are the soldier.
"Twenty years from now you will be more
disappointed by the things you didn't do than by
the ones you did. So throw off the bowlines, sail
away from the safe harbor, catch the trade winds
in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover." These
words came straight from Mark Twain. Would you
rather live a life wondering what could have
happened if you went to that interview? Would you
rather sulk in a corner thinking about your boss'
reaction about that suggestion that was in your
mind but never got to say out loud? Well if you
ask me, I would definitely tell you to go for
broke. It might not be easy but hey, think about
the rewards. You might even get promoted if you
decide to just wing it.
Surround yourself with positive people. That is
definitely a big step when you decide to just go
for it. Surrounding yourself with people and
letting them encourage you is a big step to being
successful. And once you decide to go for broke,
the domino effect rubs on other people, too. You
become a magnet of positive energy surrounding
your friends and inspiring them to go for their
goals. Now, who wouldn't love a person with so
much ambition and drive?
Go for broke, I say to you.
As Jim McMahon once said, "Yes, risk-taking is
inherently failure-prone. Otherwise, it would be
called 'sure-thing-taking.'" Do not be afraid to
fail. Failure is inevitable. You can't be
successful in a day or two. Luck is a thing that
is forever stuck in our minds. Change your mindset
and focus on your goals. Do what you love.
Otherwise, you'd just be another person wondering
what could have been. Every risk is worth taking,
so I suggest you go for broke.