I consider myself quite an adventurous person. I like to travel to new places, try new food and will put my hand up for most new experiences even if they are out of my comfort zone, like stand up paddle boarding or zip lining.
But I am not a risk taker.
As much as I am adventurous, my OCD nature towards list making also suggests I like planning. Risk takers don’t plan.
They make big philosophical leaps that leave all us average people in the dust. They take chances, think outside the box, get promoted and become entrepreneurs.
As much as I hate the idea of routine, I actually find myself comfortable in my weekly routine with the little milestones and rewards along the way.
Risk takers don’t do routine. It would inhibit the possibilities.
The definition of one who is adventurous is someone who is willing to take risks or to try out new methods, ideas, or experiences.
But the definition of a risk taker is someone who risks loss or injury in the hope of gain or excitement.
And therein lies the rub- I am happy to take on new experiences, but I won’t risk loss or injury in the pursuit of excitement.
Which explains why I would love to try hot air ballooning, but would never jump out of a plane.
I also like to be in control of new experiences to some degree. Which is also why I will never be a good skier.
Risk takers are gamblers of sorts. And I don’t gamble either. I come from the school of you don’t get something for nothing and have to work hard for great rewards.
But with great risk comes great rewards. But only if it’s the right risk right?!
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