Keep a journal — Risk-related fear is an emotional reaction, one that might create surprise as you progress in your journey. Keep a daily journal. Describe your emotions and then assess your notes for repetitive themes. Examine these themes closely and ask yourself: How can these issues be overcome?
Reflect on your life — If you continue to feel reluctance toward risks, take time to examine your personal “life-line” and identify those times when you have indeed taken a risk over the course of your career. What were these risks and how did you overcome them? Count up the variety of successes in your career — you will surprise yourself.
Be flexible — Don’t be too hard on yourself if you didn’t achieve your goal immediately or if you misjudged a risk. For instance, if you were unsuccessful in an