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Raise Your Game: How to succeed at work by Peter J. A. Shaw

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Chapter 8. Take Some Risks

Part of raising your game successfully is being willing to take risks. This is not about foolhardy madness, it is about stretching your boundaries, widening your repertoire and being willing to be courageous. It is learning from what goes well and what goes less well. The wisdom that comes through experience is about being willing to take risks, learning from them and embedding the lessons that come from taking measured risks well.

Why is it important to take some risks?

Unless you take risks you will never know the extent of your capabilities. It is being willing to take risks that will stretch those capabilities. High jumpers can stay jumping over the height they are comfortable with, but most will want to try one notch ...

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