How Cautious Are You?
What scares you? Is it taking risks? Do you prefer to have things remain status quo? It won’t matter what the potential gains are for a specific situation or scenario. If it’s too risky, you aren’t doing it. That makes you a cautious person. Cautious people live happy and fulfilling lives. But there are times when they aren’t getting the most out of life. Calculating risk and figuring out exactly how an outcome might affect you can be exhausting. But what you need to figure out is exactly what you want to get out of life.
We’re not saying you need to take big risks. But we are saying that you might need to be more of a risk-taker. You have to stay within the limits of what makes sense to you. Bad things can cause danger. But bad things are not always bad things to everyone. Sometimes, the craziest situation can turn out to be one of the best experiences you’ve ever had. So let’s see how much of a risk-taker you are. Take this quiz, if you dare.
A cautious person is someone who calculates risks and tries to figure out what might happen before it does. Most people like to err on the side of caution, and they tend to play things safe. But there are plenty who prefer the "no risk, no reward" mentality. Making decisions based on whims and gut feeling can get you into some sticky situations. But it can also pay off handsomely in terms of reward. There is a delicate balance between being careful and being reckless. You have to decide for yourself how good is too good. Can you live with something just being pretty good if it means you're keeping things safe?
People tend to overthink situations and not take full advantage of a moment when they can. But risk-taking can be a dangerous task as well. Risk takers are ones that don't often think about the risks involved with a specific scenario. They just throw inhibition to the wind and will deal with the repercussion afterward. While that doesn't have to be you, there is something to be said by trying to grab life by the horns.