Succeeding in troubled times often involves taking a risk. But like the mongoose, you need to evaluate of all the options involved with on the chance you’re taking before you make a decision.
Risk- takers frequently review goals and determine the various routes to get to the destination. Often they choose the path with the highest risk in order to gain the maximum reward. Many of them demonstrate the following characteristics:
The ability to overcome the fear associated with the risk by evaluating potential pitfalls.
Viewing the change that immobilizes others as simply another hurdle to overcome. Risk- takers don’t see how things are, but how they could be. They are willing to do whatever is necessary to achieve the desired goal.
A readiness to break free from social and emotional boundaries, opinions, beliefs, and restrictions imposed by business and society. Unaffected by the opinions of others, they freely and openly express their ideas.
Adeptness at finding ways to hedge against risk to take advantage of the upside of a given situation.