Success will not fall in your lap, you have to pursue it. But beyond being personally or professionally beneficial, taking risks may be a necessary step in actively pursuing success. We learn from the risks we take in life and those lessons may lead us on an important new path. One thing that typically comes from it is that it helps you overcome the fear of failure. This can be a huge roadblock to where you are trying to go.
We tend to view risk-taking negatively, often regarding it as dangerous and even unwise. But while some risks certainly don’t pay off, it’s important to remember that some do and sometimes great, otherwise unforeseen opportunities come from risk taking.
Failure is not the opposite of success but a stepping-stone to success and you don’t achieve your dreams by playing it safe.