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Sometimes You Have To Be Willing To Take A Risk In Order To Get What You Want

The greatest difference between people who are happy, positive, peaceful and grateful versus negative, unhappy and doubtful people is the ability to take a risk. I know it seems simple but it is that simple. Risk takers are people who are willing to shed their non working beliefs and are willing to take a risk that if they just let go of strangling their life and release the need for a security blanket that something amazing might just happen. I was born a risk taker and I have never regretted it! I have taken some crazy, crazy risks and only success has come from it. Even when I thought it was a failure, something bigger happened.

This was one of the difficulties that I saw in people when delivering the Passion Test. People lack the ability to take a risk out of fear of failure. I had to do a lot of breakthroughs with people to get them over the hump. Once, the person decided to let go of old fears and beliefs, their life starting to happen the way that they wanted it to.

There is no such thing as good luck or bad luck. Good luck is just having enough sense to see and opportunity and being willing to go for the opportunity despite how scary that opportunity is. People who say that they have bad luck are really saying that they do not want to take risks, they just want life to be handed to them.

Part of taking a risk is losing the fear of failing or being wrong. Taking a risk really means that you are ready for something bigger in your life. It means that you trust and you are willing to be responsible for your life. You have put your life in your own hands. The fear is gone, the blame is gone and freedom emerges when you take a risk.

Never look for security in a relationship, a job, or even a reading. See the journey in everything and watch your life take off.

Published Saturday, January 17, 2009 9:35 AM by justaskdrdonna

Comments

Saturday, January 17, 2009 1:27 PM by Maoie

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Thanks Donna...that blog came just when I needed reassurance on a big risk I just took and it looked to be a failure, but now I see it as something bigger is out there awaiting me... :-)
Saturday, January 17, 2009 2:24 PM by PSYCHIC SILVANA FILLMORE

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Dear Doc, I love this post. Having studied Investments I learnt all about Risks. "The greater the Risk the higher the return" Rule - Appies to life as well as Finances.
Had I not listened to my intuition that guided me to get on a plane to LA in 1999 (With no leads or right to work here at the time) I would not be where Im at today.
God Showed me the way...I Give all credit to my Faith. The major risk I took paid off big time.
Saturday, January 17, 2009 3:45 PM by justaskdrdonna

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Dear maoie, awesome! thank you for sharing. taking risks are rough but yes they pay off.you will see that big blessing!
Saturday, January 17, 2009 3:46 PM by justaskdrdonna

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Dear Silvana, thank you for sharing! yes you have achieved! i hope people can see through your experience that taking risks can pay off nicely!
Saturday, January 17, 2009 5:02 PM by PSYCHIC SILVANA FILLMORE

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Thanks lots Dr.Donna...thats is exactly what I hope to get a"cross to people and to inspire them as I lead by example..As my fave saying goes:
'Sometimes you must jump off the cliff and develop wings on the way down'..
I must add that I always had a good stable spiritual foundation and faith (Generated from within), which I feel is crucial in order to lead a purpose driven life and have the courage to take risks. Whatever your faith is...Believe wholeheartedly that you will be provided for.
Saturday, January 17, 2009 5:19 PM by justaskdrdonna

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Dear Silvana, i love thay quote that you posted.faith is necessary. i raised my son by faith. i became a doctor by faith. it is always by faith.
Saturday, January 17, 2009 6:11 PM by Psychic Readings by TJ

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Everything worth having/being/doing has risk attached to it.  Those who acheive big, usually have risked big, and at times even lost big.  The key is in the learning, that all of our experiences give us an opportunity for growth, and that is success in itself! I've risked a lot, at different points in my life, and to some, appeared to have lost big many of those times -- what they couldn't see, or predict at those moments, was where I would end up!  And it's a pretty nice location I must say! Risk is scary, but we need not let it paralyze us -- we take risks everyday -- we just don't overthink it (well most of the time)!  Pulling out into traffic, is a risk -- stepping into the bathtub is a risk... if you risk nothing, you gain nothing.
Another wonderfully timely post Doc! :)
Saturday, January 17, 2009 6:29 PM by justaskdrdonna

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Dear Singing Cranes,i love how you say we must risk big in order to win big. every very successful person has taken a risk and lost prior to succeeding. thank you for your comment! it is well said!
Sunday, January 18, 2009 7:14 AM by tiddlywinks33

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As you know Donna, I've taken some very big risks. Luckily I came out on top and didn't have to face a huge loss, namely: my kids. But sometimes we take these huge risks and find out that it just brings a whole slew of new problems with it. I know my view is negative right now, but come on, let's face it... my situation is more trouble than it truly seems to be worth! My husband and I no longer see eye-to-eye on much of anything... almost every week brings a stressful situation involving his ex... his kids seem to be flailing about... and all anyone ever tells me is how I'm the one who's going to fix it all and I'm the one who can make it all better. Why is it that the outcome is completely dependent on me? What about the responsibility of the other adults involved? I didn't ask for this burden... and it IS a burden. It's not a blessing or an honour. Someone told me recently that I don't realize how much power I have... I don't want it! I never did... and had I known that this is what I was in for, I never would have taken that risk that brought me here. I would have made a different choice.
Sunday, January 18, 2009 9:04 AM by justaskdrdonna

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My Darling Beloved Tiddly, you wanna know why it is up to you to fix it/ you really want to know? BECAUSE........you have the wisdom, the love, the maturity, the self awareness and because you know that you can make change happen.HECK! you are willing to do Byron Katie worksheets! You never blame so don't surrender either! Since you are telling a little of your business, I will tell some more and say you and your hubby love each other so this risk will pay off.
BY THE WAY DARLING... STOP REFUSING YOUR POWER. YOU EARNED IT. USE IT. YOU ALWAYS DO GOOD WITH IT SO ROLL WITH IT AND WATCH IT PAY OFF.

Sunday, January 18, 2009 9:59 AM by AngelSweeper

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In the past, I've expressed a pattern of taking risks and making choices that ultimately hurt my family. Thus, I believe it's important to remind people that they need to FIRST DISCERN whether the risk they are thinking of taking is truly for the highest good for all.
Sunday, January 18, 2009 10:44 AM by justaskdrdonna

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Dear Angelsweeper, i understand your point. i know some people who have taken risks which were really impulsive behavior. Taking a risk still means doing some research on the risk but also trusting that there will be a blessing in it.

Even in the risks that hurt your family, i bet you learned something great from it.

when my parents were together they would take some foolish risks but some were great. once they had to separate due to my father's illness and his needing to go back home for care, my mom lost that drive in her life of risking it all and she got sick and died shortly after my dad.

my mom could of invested in IBM,coca cola,etc. she could of been financially comfortable but she lost that thrill in her.

i have taken crazy risks with my son but it was also the universe putting me in the corner.

i feel like even if a perceived failure there is great strength and learning to take place.
Monday, January 19, 2009 3:06 PM by foolforlove

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taking risk can be bitter sweet,after a off an on relationship with my ex then finally getting together for years and three kids later. I forgave the infidelity that was pertayed at the beginning an took that risk even though i was petrified about a repeat episode. I let my fears subside. well many years later the betrayal left me in a state of gross disorder. I vowed never to let anyone get that close again. years later me and a friend of sixteen years who though we knew each other got together and he convinced me to take that risk again. well lets just say that maybe taking risk are not for everyone especially me.Here I am again hurt and devastated.so u must understand no mtter how much the psychics tell me hes my soulmate and we'll be together and etc I AM MORBIDLY AFRAID TO TAKE THAT RISK AGAIN. but I am happy for all of those who  did it with a happy ending foolforlove.
Monday, January 19, 2009 5:12 PM by justaskdrdonna

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Dear foolforlove, there is nothing wrong with being afraid to take a risk but most risks are worth it. i say take time to heal those sad past relationships and affirm that you deserve to have a healthy loving relationship.love is complicated for sure. it will be risky to love again but the risk is worth it.
Wednesday, January 28, 2009 10:15 AM by 711423

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I can relate to "tiddlywinks33", and you sound like a person with a big heart.  I have been told, "nothing will change, until I change"...  I feel it is all up to me.  The other person will do, and be the same unless I am different.  I know I am strong enough to be that.  I want to be strong enough.  I know the rewards will be incredible!  I just have to put one foot in front of the other, and take it one day at a time.  Relationships can be extremely challenging, and frustrating, and we can only do so much to help things run smoothly.  I am in the letting go process, and when the pain of growing is over, and the coming together arrives, I will thank God for all the blessings however small they are.  Be strong, keep loving, and have faith in yourself.  
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