Are you afraid to speak up at a work meeting? Do you keep your true, loving feelings about someone to yourself because you fear rejection? If so, Dr. Robin says you may be "risk adverse," and that means you could be missing some wonderful opportunities. "When you don't take the risk to speak your truth—to take that next step into your own destiny—you are cheating yourself," Dr. Robin says. "You're actually shortchanging yourself of every good opportunity."
Taking a risk can sound scary to some, and Dr. Robin says it does require some deep thought. "You need to decide what is worthy, what is justified of taking big risks," she says. "You need to decide where and who deserves your whole truth, your whole heart." In reality, Dr. Robin says what you may be afraid of is being mature and acting like an adult. "If you want all that is there for you—that has your name on it—take the risk today of growing yourself up," she says. Once you drop childish behaviors, Dr. Robin says you will begin to take the risks you need to succeed.