A lot of successful people are risk-takers. Unless you're willing to do thatÍ to have a go, fail miserably, and have another go, success won't happen.
And the trouble is, if you don't risk anything, you risk even more.
Change and growth take place when a person has risked himself and dares to become involved with experimenting with his own life.
All men dream, but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds wake in the day to find that it was vanity: but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act their dream with open eyes, to make it possible.
Risk! Risk anything! Care no more for the opinion of others, for those voices. Do the hardest thing on earth for you. Act for yourself. Face the truth.
There are costs and risks to a program of action, but they are far less than the long range risks and costs of comfortable inaction .
What is life, but one long risk?
Trust because you are willing to accept the risk, not because its safe or certain.
Follow the path of the unsafe, independent thinker. Expose your ideas to the dangers of controversy. Speak your mind and fear less the label of 'crack-pot' than the stigma of conformity. And on issues that seem important to you, stand up and be counted at any cost.
I have found that a large percentage of the population operates under a dangerous illusion - the illusion that the world's problems are too big and too complex for one individual to make a difference. But I believe one person can make a difference. My dad always told me, 'We're here to inspire each other, to bring out the best in each other, and the only way we can do that is to care about each other.'
One ought never to turn one's back on a threatened danger and try to run away from it. If you do that, you will double the danger. But if you meet it promptly and without flinching, you will reduce the danger by half. Never run away from anything. Never!
Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.
By sharing knowledge you empower [others] to act on their own. Shared knowledge enables people to take a risk to expand an idea and to venture to a new horizon.
Don't play for safety. It's the most dangerous thing in the world.
My theme is to make a difference right here in my own neighborhood. I don't have to fight the whole world. If I do well where I am, it will make a difference in the rest of the world... People want to do and to be better. They need inspiration to change and to try to make a difference. They need a catalyst to inspire faith and to encourage them to take a risk...(once a Mexican-American migrant farm worker)
Don't refuse to go on an occasional wild goose chase. That's what wild geese are for.
Risk is what separates the good part of life from the tedium.
You die one way or the other. Either you speak out and take the risk or you die in the cesspool... If you get even one [drug dealer] off the street, it's better than none. It's important to make a difference. (Mother in one of The toughest inner city housing projects)
You have to risk going too far to discover just how far you can really go.
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