Looking for Guarantees? Go to a Bank!

The decision of starting to work towards achieving your goal of earning a living online is never an easy one to make. Most people choose to stick with their 9-5 job as a result of the fact that they at least think that it provides some sort of security. For whatever reasons, folks seem to always be interested in guarantees, but guess what: There Are None!

Think about it: let’s assume that there could actually be guarantees. If that were the case, everyone and their dog would be making a killing online or, in other words, everyone and their dog would be rich and that, my friend, goes against the very meaning of the term.

If you are interested in reaping rewards, you simply have to take calculated risks every now and then. And the higher the rewards you are interested in are, the more you need to be willing to take risks. No, there will never be any guarantees and, if that’s what you are interested in, putting your money in the bank is most likely the approach that represents you.

Settling For Less? Not an Option!

If you want guarantees, you will just have to settle for x% yearly as well. Not exactly what one would call tempting, is it? Is searching for guarantees actually worth it? In most cases, they will definitely not be worthwhile, so that having such an attitude is simply not an option if you are serious about long-term success. In the end, it’s all a matter of finding the right balance between: Investment and Reward

If you don’t want to settle for the x% yearly your bank offers then you will simply have to invest your funds accordingly and, naturally, deal with a higher risk factor. From investing in a business to investing in stocks, you have to always be willing to take calculated risks.

The same way, if you are not willing to take risks, then you will just have to stick with a 9-5 job and continue to sell your time instead of investing it in a way which will make you congratulate yourself each day for your decision.

No Pain, No Gain

A millionaire deserves to be rich, simply because the person in question was willing to take risks when he or she had to. Yes, things have worked out great but everything came as a result of a calculated risk. While the millionaire we are referring to is now reaping the rewards of his or her investment, things could have been different.

In the end, the willingness to take calculated risks is one of the things which separates winners from losers. You can’t expect everything to be handed to you on a silver platter, that’s simply not how things work. Sure, it would be great if things were that easy, but living in denial is simply not an option.

What about You?

Are you willing to take calculated risks when the time comes, even if you know that things may not always work in your favor? Are you willing to set challenging goals, give it 110% in order to reach them and take things to the next level?

If that is the case then you are definitely on the right track, but if not, you might just want to think about changing your attitude here and there.

This guest article was written by Alan Johnson, the author of The Online Business Handbook from the TheRatingBlog.com. If you write great content, you too can guest blog on QOT

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About the Author: P Chandra is editor of QOT, one of India's earliest tech bloggers since 2004. A tech enthusiast with expertise in coding, WordPress, web tools, SEO and DIY hacks.