Let’s Talk Risk


Hey guys Nemo here, let’s talk about risk. Not the board game. I’m specifically speaking about risks in life.When was the last time you took a risk? Hold on before you answer that, let’s define risk. Risk by definition is the act of exposing yourself into a situation involving danger. So technically speaking, everything in life is a risk.

Well, not quite. There are types of risks and it boils down to 5 main types:

Types of Risks:

  1. Unavoidable Risk – The one where you’re walking down an empty street, and all of a sudden out of nowhere a car runs you over. Or the one where one of your family member wins a 10 million dollar lotto. Unavoidable risk can lead to results that can be both beneficial and detrimental to your life. This is the one that you have no say in it. It just happens.
  2. Stupid Risk – The one where you’re jumping off from a plane without a parachute. Smoking in a gas station. Making toast whilst having a bath. The list for this one can go on and on. Stupid risks are unnecessary and bound to kill you. This is the one to avoid at all cause.
  3. Silly Risk – The one where you trip over a rock, or you’re just drunk. Silly risks gets you attention.
  4. Dangerous Risk – The one where you gamble your life fortune on poker or lotto. Essentially the “High risk, high reward” idea . The one that can result in perilous results, but the results may be worth the risk.
  5. Life Changing Risk – The one where you travel overseas alone. Or even take courage to ask out that special someone out on a date. Or even moving out of your parents house. It’s the one where the outcome is irrelevant. No matter what happens it makes you stronger. This is the risk everyone should jump at when given the opportunity to do so.

The 5th risk is the most important.

Benefits of taking Life Changing Risk:

1. Opens up new challenges and opportunities.
– By travelling alone overseas, you meet a variety of new people which can create new connections. Connections can potentially offer you new job opportunities. Thus challenging you to learn new skills.

2. Can lead to positive outcomes.
– By asking that special someone out you opened up the possibility for a positive outcome. Previously the chance of this outcome never existed. Even if you get rejected you learn to become stronger, more confident and helps you for your next attempt.

3. Help clarify your goals in life
– By moving out of your parents house, you have to take responsibilities. Responsibilities that shape your short, medium and long term goals in order to survive.

Negatives of taking Life Changing Risk:

1. nothing.

I’ve always liked the idea of taking these risks. I believe it is a necessary step to take in order for yourself to grow stronger. So I urge you guys to take risks in your lifetime!

“You’ve got to risk it to get the biscuit.”

Risk2  If you fall just get back up 🙂

Nemo Out.