Dalai Lama on Risk: Take into account that great love and great achievements involve great risk

We can simply look at what we do in life in two ways; If we go after something that is easy the risk is low vs. if we go after something big the risk is high. Big results involve big risks. This quote is from 18 Rules of living proposed by Dalai Lama.

We have 50,000 thoughts a day and 98% are same as yesterday with 80% of them negative. We often don't like to get out of our comfort zones. Let's take Dalai Lama's inspiration to help us change our mindset to be Pasitive and go for it any aspect of life.
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Hello everyone! This post is once again inspired by the Dalai Lama, the 14 one to be exact.

I am sure that there is some that you have wanted to in life right? Well no matter what it is, you have to put some risk factor into it. The bigger the goal, the bigger the risks.

I also would further add that great risks require greater effort; If your goal was “BIG” and you put in appropriate great effort chances are that you will be able to achieve “BIG”. If you want “BIG” but you just did the bare minimum and didn’t feel like putting in anything extra, you might get lower results which maybe okay but not as great as “BIG”.

This goes for anything, even as simple as wanting to make a new dish. If you put the right amount of effort into learning, and then preparing chances are that you will be able to cook a delicious meal. Now further if you want to lets say create a new fusion dish and want to experiment with a new way of cooking it, or seasoning it, and that is amazing! The risk-factor of this goal will be high and will require great effort.

My point is, try to put in as much effort as you can into your goals, and maybe take some risks that can add better “qualities” to the output. If you do the bare minimum you will “succeed,” but it won’t be as exciting and relieving of a victory than you expect. One thing that I have learned is that you cannot expect results right away, and you cannot expect to do the bare minimum and have astonishing results, it does not work like that. Try to find something that you really want to do and figure out how to use this to help you. Let me know how it goes!

Here is a practice to help you cultivate a quality of being:

  1. Positive
  2. Believing in Ourself
  3. Ready to Action! such as going for your goals and taking the Risk.

REFLECT: Find time to sit in silence. Relax and start with first focusing on breathing. Next once you are settled, notice what thoughts come to mind. Does your mind then wander and can you spot any negative thoughts or patterns?

RESPOND: See if you can Note your feelings, sensations without getting hooked into the experience. If & when any thoughts arise and you feel being carried away, return back to the breath.

Affirmations on being Positive:

Now Repeat one or more of following Affirmations as you breathe in. Let Go of anything negative or not needed as you breathe out. Continue this for 2-5 minutes or more.

Affirmations on being Positive:

  1. I am always Positive
  2. I choose to stay Positive
  3. I stay Positive
  4. I find the Positive, even in the Negative 
  5. I am Tough
  6. I am Strong
  7. I am present in this moment
  8. It will be a great day
  9. I can change my thoughts
  10. I am confident, dignified and walk away from anything Negative

Affirmations for work, career, jobs and success:

  1. I know I am worthy of a great career
  2. I work hard and am Successful
  3. I am open to trying new and different way
  4. I am determined to go further
  5. I do what’s needed, Now
  6. I step out of my comfort zone
  7. I am not giving up
  8. I commit to my goal and take risk to achieve my dreams
  9. I am ready to rise and bloom

*Read More on Powerful Affirmations: what are they and why you need them in your life!

INTEGRATE:  Remember this “Positive Thinking” exercise and it will help you practice being Positive, believing in yourself and going for it.

“Take into account that Great Love and Great Achievements involve Great Risk”

Dalai Lama

About the Author of Quote:  The 14th Dalai Lama is the current Dalai Lama, the highest spiritual leader of Tibet, and considered a living Buddha. The Dalai Lamas are also leaders of the Gelug school, which is the newest school of Tibetan Buddhism.

His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso, describes himself as a simple Buddhist monk. He is the spiritual leader of Tibet. He was born on 6 July 1935, to a farming family, in a small hamlet located in Taktser, Amdo, northeastern Tibet. At the age of two, the child, then named Lhamo Dhondup, was recognized as the reincarnation of the previous 13th Dalai Lama, Thubten Gyatso. Read More

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