Are you in Control of your Destiny?
From time to time I get some really good emails from a bunch of different sources and when I do I want to share them with you. Read this email from Steve Straus. It is insightful when thinking about risk.
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Steve Straus – Coach Subscribers: 1500+ Readers: 3000+ 16SEP09
Today’s Topic – PRINCIPLE: Risk
(Principles are basic truths that, when applied,
cause success to come to you easier and quicker.)
New research on the topic of risk has surfaced some
intriguing insights, namely that we have risk and control
If you feel in control of a situation, you will take on a
greater amount of risk than if you feel you are not in
For instance, consider a skydiver. He or she clearly
assumes a level of risk by jumping out of an airplane.
That risk to life-and-limb is much greater than they
have as a passenger in a modern commercial airliner
in regular service, but they may be terrified to fly!
The difference? In the skydiving activity they are (or
at least believe they are) in full control of their destiny.
As a passenger in the airliner they have given up all
control to a stranger in the cockpit.
Another example — an entrepreneur may have a higher
risk of financial security than a corporate employee,
but having greater personal control of their destiny
may trump the “safety” of the corporate job.
When you notice potential risk also notice possible
control. Having a greater sense of control may let
you take on much greater risk.
Coaching Point: Do you control your destiny? Does it
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