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It is hard to think about something that has not yet happened.
It is even harder if you have had little experience of risk taking.
Ask your decision supporter to describe risk to you using an example that is real to you.
Talk to your supporter or someone you trust to talk about risks in your decision.
Ask is there a way to make your decision have less risk.
Look at the picture
The fish that is jumping into the air is taking a risk.
It is taking a risk to get to the fish bowl that is not too crowded.
The jumping fish may
but is jumping anyway.
The jumping fish is taking a risk so that it can have more space.
The other fish are not taking the risk.
Decision supporters should understand the idea of safe risk when supporting a decision maker.
Consequences are the good and bad things that might happen when you decide.
Risk is the chance that the bad thing might happen.
Risk is also the chance that something does not turn out the way you planned.
The thing that happens may be bad.
But there is also a chance that the thing you don't plan for may be good.
All decisions have some risk.
There is always a chance that things will not turn out as planned.
Things can go wrong. You never know exactly what will happen.
This is true even when you have learnt as much as you can about your decision.
Even when there is a risk you might decide to make your decision anyway.
You might decide because you really want the good thing to happen.
Sometimes you may be willing to take a chance that a bad thing may happen, for the chance to have the good thing.