Tough Stuff

5 risks worth taking

 
Taking risks is tough. Why? Because not knowing the expected outcome of your actions is terrifying! Now that spring has sprung (OK, not officially, but a girl can dream, right?), we’re ready to plunge into the deep end. After all, chances are that risk you’re dying to take just might pay off. Here are five risks that are totally worth it:

 

Telling your crush you like him

Come on, aren’t you tired of not knowing…and seeing him flirt with other femmes? If the answer is sorry, no thanks, at least you can move on to another beau.

 

Seeing if Teach will give ya extra credit

Worst that happens is she says no—and then you can always ask for an after school study sesh, or a tutor suggestion. She’ll appreciate your initiative to give your grades a boost.

 

Asking Mom and Dad for a favor

No, nothing outrageous (“Mom, can I puh-lease have that $300 purse?”). Try, “Mom, Casey and I really want to see Hunger Games at midnight. May I break curfew just this once?”

 

Trying out for a new sport (or joining a new club)

Who cares if your buds couldn’t care less about your school’s new quidditch team? If you’re a Potterhead (or simply itching to shake up your sched), give it (or anything else) a shot.

 

Starting your own business

Can’t stand kids? Don’t know anyone with pets? Branch out and start your own biz, whether it’s cookin’ up cupcakes or making friendship bracelets.
 
 

BY BRITTANY TAYLOR ON 3/3/2012 12:00:00 AM

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