I’m not asking for utter fearlessness and risk without thinking. Just “go for it” a little more and more often than you have in the past—and more often than others do. If you hold back, you’ll get into a rut, slip behind, fade out of sight, and sink into the sameness of the people around you.
A calculated risk is just another way of saying to:
Show some spine.
Put it on the line and see it through.
Leave it all on the playing field.
Creatively work with fear.
Think the unpopular thing.
Have the gumption to go off the grid.
Be willing to bet your job on a hunch.
Step out of the box.
Be unafraid to fall flat on your face.