Risk…for some, this word creates a sense of excitement and unlimited potentialities…for others, it creates a sense of fear, dread, or even paralysis. I believe risk is an attribute that God breathed into us…while smiling…infusing us with hope, potential, and possibility. You see, I think the capacity to risk flows from God so that we might dare to dream big dreams and make a lasting impact with the life we have been gifted.
To never take a risk leaves a person sheltered, but luke-warm…alive, but stagnant…seemingly safe, but actually in danger of soul-atrophy.
I have talked to too many people who live as captives to the culture; captives to their circumstances; and captives to pseudo-happiness…all the while their soul is shriveling, longing for a jail-break!
If money was not a part of the world’s system for advancement…what would you do?
If you could change anything and you believed that you couldn’t fail, what would you do?
When you answer these types of questions, your internal risk manager quickly shows up to work and begins to convince you of all the reasons why it won’t work…So tonight, fire your risk manager and breathe deeply from the divine grace that was infused in you before the world was even made and “Do It!” It’s time to be a Planet Changer and experience life to the full! Here are some great quotes to fire up your soul and duct tape your risk manager to a pole 🙂
If you are not willing to risk the unusual, you will have to settle for the ordinary. ~Jim Rohn
Hesitation increases in relation to risk in equal proportion to age. ~Ernest Hemingway
Risk is a part of God’s game, alike for men and nations. ~Warren Buffett
It’s a shallow life that doesn’t give a person a few scars. ~Garrison Keillor
If we listened to our intellect, we’d never have a love affair. We’d never have a friendship. We’d never go into business because we’d be too cynical. Well, that’s nonsense. You’ve got to jump off cliffs all the time and build your wings on the way down. ~ Annie Dillard
No man is worth his salt who is not ready at all times to risk his well-being, to risk his body, to risk his life, in a great cause. ~Theodore Roosevelt
Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go. ~T. S. Eliot
During the first period of a man’s life the greatest danger is not to take the risk. ~Soren Kierkegaard
I am always doing that which I cannot do, in order that I may learn how to do it. ~Pablo Picasso
You’ll always miss 100% of the shots you don’t take. ~Wayne Gretzky
A ship in harbor is safe – but that is not what ships are for. ~John A. Shedd
Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly. ~Robert F. Kennedy
What great thing would you attempt if you knew you could not fail? ~Robert H. Schuller
You must lose a fly to catch a trout. ~George Herbert
If one is forever cautious, can one remain a human being? ~Aleksander Solzhenitsyn
One cannot refuse to eat just because there is a chance of being choked. ~Chinese Proverb
Don’t listen to those who say ‘you taking too big a chance.’ Michelangelo would have painted the Sistine floor, and it would surely be rubbed out by today. Most important, don’t listen when the little voice of fear inside you rears its ugly head and says ‘they all smarter than you out there. They’re more talented, they’re taller, blonder, prettier, luckier, and they have connections.” I firmly believe that if you follow a path that interests you, not to the exclusion of love, sensitivity, and cooperation with others, but with the strength of conviction that you can move others by your own efforts—and do not make success or failure the criteria by which you live—the chances are you’ll be a person worthy of your own respects. ~ Neil Simon
The risk of a wrong decision is preferable to the terror of indecision. ~Maimonides
There can be no vulnerability without risk. There can be no community without vulnerability. There can be no peace, and ultimately no life, without community. ~ M. Scott Peck
People who don’t take risks generally make about two big mistakes a year. People who do take risks generally make about two big mistakes a year. ~ Peter F. Drucker
Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure or nothing. ~ Helen Keller
Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor, catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover. ~ Mark Twain
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I… I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference. ~ Robert Frost