Young children have an innate sense of curiosity and often very little fear of danger at the same time. It is a challenging time for the adults who care for them to strike the right balance between risk and reward.
If children were too fearful, they might not try to crawl, walk or climb – all essential life skills. If children weren’t fearful at all they might risk their safety that could pose danger to themselves and others.
When they do inevitably fall it is a learning process in which they start to conceptualise these differences and begin to avoid things which cause pain.
Even with time, experience and repetition the child continues to learn through natural consequences and will still not ever be completely aware of the potential pitfalls, but will improve their judgment skills.
The same is true when we are adults,
Although our ability to draw information from the past from our own learning is much quicker and easier than when we were children, sometimes this means that we stop taking risks at all.
American author and speaker, Byron Katie describes the journey of growth through being uncomfortable as one to find positive feedback from when she says:
‘discomfort is the call to set yourself free’.
When you are self-employed in business it is a risky space to be in, and there usually aren’t the soft landings to cushion the inevitable falls.
However, there is the freedom to decide your next move and where and when you will decide to make it.
Having a trusted and reliable online resource such as The Prosperity Project is one space to spread your wings as you take flight in your business, knowing there are like-minded entrepreneurs who have your back, guiding you with an outstretched hand.
Joining this community is a place for sharing, learning and support.
Just like you took risks as a child to learn essential life skills and learned through some painful encounters, you can be assured by others taking the next steps with you in nurturing the growth of your business.