As an HR professional, day in and day out we are tackling a variety of different challenges. Oftentimes, HR is deemed the backbone of an organization and with that comes with trying to have the answers to all the problems. There are certain challenges that can be daunting and challenges we want to avoid. However, these are the times that we need to take the problems head on, move into action, and take risks. There are three main benefits of taking risks and having this approach could help you level up in your HR career:
1. You have a competitive advantage
Just like you, there are others that have been and still are avoiding risks. The reality is you must separate the emotional and rational side of each risk and assess what is a healthy risk and what is an unnecessary risk. It is all in digging deeper and investigating that extra mile. This could really set you apart from colleagues and put your name in the drawing for the next promotion.
2. Increased self-confidence
By doing something new, you can find improved ways of doing things. No matter what the challenge was, it was tackled in a completely different manner that was a success… that is something to be proud of. With this success, embody your most courageous self and take that into all your meetings and communications going forward.
3. Learn new skills
Everyone fears failure to some level. Even if there is failure, there is more to be learned from a failure than there is of success. By taking risks, you do not know the end result. However, what you do know is that you are giving it your best shot and whatever happens, will be tucked away in your toolkit. Do not be afraid to fall, you can bounce back up with even more to offer.
The truth is, learning how to take healthy risks can open doors and improve your life. The key takeaway is to assess your risks and avoid any unnecessary moves because taking healthy risks can help you stand out among your peers, increase your self confidence, and learn new skills. All it starts with is some encouragement and realization that going beyond your comfort zone will open you to a variety of new opportunities.