I n order to grow, we need to experience challenges. This was a quote in an article I read the other. It seems weird because nowadays it seems that all we try to do is run away from challenges. I started to think, what is it that keeps us from experiencing challenges. The answer is easy; fear. It hold us back and keeps us inside the four constricting walls of our comfort zone. It keeps us from learning and improving and we never get anything productive done. Though, I believe that in order for us to get over that fear of failing and challenges we need to take positive risks. Positive risks are extremely important and have a huge impact on our learning. In this case, learning can be both academic and the lessons we learn throughout or life. Even though many of us her and know this, we are still hesitant. I think the main reason is people don’t fully understand the meaning of positive risks. Positive risks do not necessarily mean zip lining or going bungee jumping. It is actually much simpler than a lot of us believe it to be; in fact, the exact meaning o positive risks is to get out of your comfort zone and take risks that make you u uncertain not unsafe. Fear is helpful in many si situations like when you are driving too fast o or when it motivates you to do better, but a lot of times it holds us back. A positive risk can be as simple as trying a new type of food or making a new friend. It can be trying a new activity or trying out for a sports team even if you are not athletic. People don’t realize that by staying in that comfort zone we are not moving forward and not really achieving anything. Taking positive risks is actually one of the easiest things you can do yet many people don’t take that leap. With a little understanding and a few adjustments, you can break away from your routine and do great things. Someone once said, “On the other side of fear, opportunity grows”. This means that while we comfortably stay in our house and waste time, there are wonderful opportunities that we are giving up. Many times by taking positive risks, there are great, unforeseen opportunities. For example, you might need volunteer hours and decide to do it at an animal shelter. Soon, you find that you actually enjoy this and even get offered a job. This is one of many examples. Without changing the method of leaving and trying new things people cannot improve their conditions. Apart from a whole world of opportunities, taking positive risks also have a great impact on your personality. One of the most important is getting over the fear of failure. Many times, it’s this trait that holds us back. It is unreal to think that everything that we try, will like or be good at. But after trying again and again we develop the mindset of being open to failure sometimes because this is how we learn. By taking positive risks we become more open-minded and are willing to try new things. This skill is important for many things because you learn and improve more and are more accustomed to changes. Taking positive risks also help with confidence because you no longer let fear guide your actions. Most of people avoid taking risks and they just try doing things which they already know how to do well. On the other hand, as far as I am concerned, the successful people are quite different with ordinary people, they take risks and try new things in order to gain profit and achieve their goals. Although I really think that the only way that you will be fully convinced is when you experience this yourself, as I have. I think the most ob- vious is the fact that the only reason I am in CanadaC d ibis because off a positiveiti risk.i k If my parents hadn’t taken that chance, I would have never got to see and experience so many things. I also discovered one of my passions because of trying something new. My teachers told me about a Drama Club when I went to a new school and this I show I discovered that I love public speaking and performing in front of an audience. Without taking that chance I would have never discovered that. As a conclusion, trying new things give this opportunity to successful people to find out new horizons in their way to reach their goal and trying new ways are not safe all the time but without taking the risk of trying new things they cannot discover new ways. It is not something that is extremely difficult or time-consuming. It contributes to our learning and our personality. It helps us learn about ourselves. And most importantly its fun! So go and try new things and discover more about yourself.