Next, it's important to consider what risk you're already taking today. Many people don't think about their current situation as a risk because it's knowable. But in reality, they may have already assumed the risk of doing a job that potentially does not excite their passions and does not express who they are, the risk of working with people they may not respect, working in an environment where they may not feel empowered. In fact, these considerations go beyond risks -- they become certainties, and they're very negative. Ultimately what is at risk is your long-term satisfaction and happiness.