Risk vs. Reward

It is no secret that in order to get some of the greatest things in life you need to put yourself out there. You need to take risks. The risk can be as simple as asking out that guy you have had a crush on to something as complicated as investing hard earned money in the stock market. Either way you don't know what the outcome will be going in. So you weigh the risk vs. reward.

The fear of rejection or of losing all your cash could get the better of you and you could play it safe. Or you could be married to the guy with millions in the bank. You just never know.

I would say overall I am not a risk taker. I am the epitome of a play it safe kinda girl. If it wasn't for my husband telling me we have to be aggressive with our money in the market I would probably never even invest in it. It seems too scary to me, the thought of losing what we worked so hard to earn. He reminds me, you have to bet big to win big. You usually don't find the millionaires at the quarter slots in Vegas.

It is this risk vs. reward mentality that is killing me. The you just never know until you try way of thinking. How I determine if a risk is too great, too scary or too life-changing compared to the greatest of rewards is something I can't wrap my head around. It is easier for me to work through this equation when it is not something very realistic or important to me.

The risk of betting millions to win millions is not something I need to worry about (if you are looking for me I will be at the quarter slots!) The thrill of jumping out of a plane and the risk of losing my life, no thanks.

It is not as simple when you've taken the risk before and the reward has been oh so sweet. That it makes me tempted to try my luck and do it again. Because I did it before and I won and that could totally happen again, right? That's the tricky thing about risk vs. reward though, you could win it all one time and lose all you have the next time you're in.

When the risk and reward will change my life, change me and my family, I have to really weigh my odds. My head is screaming RISK, RISK, RISK while my heart is all think of the sweet reward.

As much as I would love the reward, I know my heart wouldn't survive the risk.


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