CALCULATED RISK

Who, in right senses, will ever dive headlong into unknown waters without considering the possibility of a rock or shallow spot at the landing point?
Is it not right to watch the current and find clues as to where to aim and where to avoid?
My design lecturer during my undergraduate days would always say that it is better to err on the side of safety.
Rather than use material whose strength may fail under possible loading of structure, we should use material whose strength will withstand more than the maximum load that a structure can be subjected to.
How often do we subscribe to offers fatter than our earnings?
Why do we spread ourselves so thin that breaking becomes inevitable?
Equilibrium is critical for stability else, there’ll be toppling.
A man that burdens himself with load meant to be carried by Three men exposes himself to undue risk.
Every individual is uniquely endowed and that is why we must learn to involve others who will complement us.
We must not be spontaneous in delving into activities because they excite us.
We must consider the amount of tasks we have at hand before we run after new ones to avoid over promising and under-delivering.
It is true that risks cannot be completely eliminated because they are a critical part of our daily living but that doesn’t mean that we shouldn’t be prepared for them.
I don’t advocate that you hide in your shell but as you take the bull by the horn, avoid getting rammed.
Be strategic about your decisions and learn to take calculated risks.

Calculated risks

About teeceecounsel

Who am I really? Can that be defined yet? Probably by the time I'm long gone and all the pieces of my activities are compiled and analysed then you can know what you want to know about me. Meanwhile, I write. Not because I love writing but because I love people. I love to care and love to share. I'm a deep thinker and I love to believe in the impossible. The ideal is attainable and a shot at it must be given. Don't say 'It won't work' rather ask 'how will it work? Nobody is ever doomed unless they made the choice. To resist good and to adopt evil is already doom. To loose hope is to choose doom but to believe that every step is a passing phase leading towards your hope is to choose progress. I may go on and on but my posts say it all. I don't force you to agree, I only say enjoy!
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26 Responses to CALCULATED RISK

  1. Wisdom is important when we need to make a decision. Thankful we have God’s direction available for us to take the right steps in Him.

    • Yes!
      I think God likes us to take calculated risks too.
      “Suppose one of you wants to build a tower. Will he not first sit down and estimate the cost to see if he has enough money to complete it? – Luke 14:28 (NIV).
      I appreciate your stopping by.

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  3. Mishkat Al Moumin says:

    Great ideas! Thank you for sharing.

  4. Excellent advice! Throughout the day, I ask God, “What should I do next?” I want to make sure that whatever I am committing my time to, is of His heart. It really is so easy as humans to put too much on our plates. Thank you for a great post!

  5. inspirechief says:

    Very well written. I agree that we should take calculated risks. Nothing great can be accomplished without risk, but it is better to calculate the risk rather than jump into unknown territory.

  6. Listening to the quiet murmurings of the Holy Spirit is an art in self-control. 🌟✨💫

  7. Charlotte W. says:

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  8. da-AL says:

    so true — even to do nothing is a choice…

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