What was the greatest risk you took in 2012? What was the outcome?
My greatest risk in 2012 actually started in 2011, but carried forward into 2012.
My greatest risk - I quit my long standing job. Even though my income barely covered daycare / commute to work fees; it did help boost us up when the chips were starting to crumble.
With a huge daycare bill looming (their billing system had broken down & I'd not picked up that I hadn't paid fees for 4 weeks :O ) a whopping hospital / surgeon fee (think over $5G) as well previous surgeon fees / credit card debts that had racked up and so on. Add to that monthly psychologists bills which weren't cheap and we were sitting on some pretty huge debt.
Yet I found the confidence to I walk away from it all. I kept thinking another 6 months I could have paid everything out but for us and our family at the time it was a risk far less to take than the risk of me continuing to work and likely burning out completely.
It was a risk that paid off. 18 months down the track, we are sitting stable financially having finally paid out all the fees (& then some) I no longer need consistent psychologist appointments which I put paid to a calmer lifestyle and calmer mind. And our whole family is so much happier.