Sunday, December 18, 2011
Risk is the calculated move to go against, and in-spite of all indications. Risk is a composition of three parts; the unknown, a small margin for error, and high stakes. There is no such thing as a "safe risk". Risks carry great reward, but there are inevitable consequences. The key to negotiating these consequences, is figuring out the balance of reward Vs. loss. If the magnitude of loss is more significant than the value of the reward, that risk is not wise. However, if the inverse is true regarding the ratio, then it is a risk worth taking.
When a risk is taken, a new set of actualities present themselves. If a risk is taken to offset, or avert a loss, or even acquire a divergent occupation against, and in-spite of all indicators, the grid of life adjusts to present a challenge. This challenge may come in the form of a sequence of misfortunes, to reestablish the status quo, or "normal" trend of movements. The strength of one's mind is of utmost importance to win the psychological battle between the mind's former cognitive behaviors, and the new commitment to the new decision/s. The psychological battle may manifest as unfounded or inconclusive fears, but the foreseen reward of the risk will serve to lock the coordinates to the new mental projection. In decision-making the paths most aggressively pursued, gathers the most gravity of traction.
Every path/decision you venture toward, possess a pull of its own on you, which may explain why a person feels as if they are fighting an uphill battle in the new direction they have taken. They are going against the kinetic draft they have created. Each decision demands energy in the way of following through on that decision. So, if you have committed a lot of thought and effort in certain vein of direction, a momentum of actions/consequences has been built upon. Changing directions mid-stream requires a stronger train of thought, and greater mind power to overcome the wind of fears, which are largely psycho-sympathetic manifestations. The effectiveness of your new plans depends largely on the condensation of your new convictions.