Once when I was in Vegas, a man sitting next to me said, “These casinos will always make money because the people that play here are never willing to take risks at levels great enough to wipe them out.” I am not suggesting that you go out and try to take a casino down; however, the man’s observation reminded me of how many of us are taught to play it safe, be conservative, and never really “go for it” in a big way. Life is not a great deal different than Vegas; you must put something into the game in order to get a return.
At some point, you will have to take a risk, and the successful are willing to do so daily. In the truly big casinos of life and business, do you really take enough risk to create the success you want and need? Most people never go far enough in getting recognized, gaining attention, and making a big splash; they are trying to protect or conserve a reputation, a position, or some already achieved state.
The successful are willing to take gambles—to put it all out there and know, regardless of the outcome, that they can go back and do it again. They allow themselves to be criticized, looked at, and seen by the world—while the unsuccessful hold back and play it safe. Remember the old saying, “Nothing ventured, nothing gained.” At this time, it is vital that you get your family and friends to be supportive of you in taking risks and in no longer playing it safe. Grant Cardone. “The 10X Rule.”