Quotes from the Masters
On Risk Taking

"There is always a risk to follow your bliss – a price to pursue your passion." -– James A. Ray  

"When looking back, usually I'm more sorry for the things I didn't do than for the things I shouldn't have done." -- Malcolm Forbes  

"The quest for certainty blocks the search for meaning.  Uncertainty is the very condition to impel man to unfold his powers." -- Erich Fromm  

"Every great move forward in your life begins with a leap of faith, a step into the unknown." -- Brian Tracy

"And the day came when the risk it took to remain tight in a bud was more painful then the risk it took to blossom." -- Anais Nin  

"To venture causes anxiety, but not to venture is to lose oneself." -- Senator Orrin G. Hatch  

"It is impossible to win the race unless you venture to run, impossible to win the victory unless you dare to battle." -- Richard M. DeVos  

"Our doubts are traitors, and make us lose the good we oft might win by fearing to attempt." -- William Shakespeare

"Necessity is the mother of taking chances." -- Mark Twain 

"The new frontier of which I speak is not a set of promises – it is a set of challenges. It sums up not what I intend to offer the American people, but what I intend to ask of them. It appeals to their pride, not their pocketbook -- it holds out the promise of more sacrifice instead of more security." -- John F. Kennedy  

"Too many people are thinking of security instead of opportunity. They seem more afraid of life than death." -- James F. Byrnes  

"To avoid criticism...Do nothing...Say nothing...Be nothing!" -- Elbert Hubbard

"Dare to be what you ought to be; dare to be what you dream to be; dare to be the finest you can be.  The more you dare, the surer you will be of gaining just what you dare!" -- Norman Vincent Peale  

"Don't play for safety. It's the most dangerous thing in the world." -- Hugh Walpole  

"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 'crackpot' than the stigma of conformity. And on issues that seem important to you, stand up and be counted at any cost." -- Thomas J. Watson  

"You can't be a winner and be afraid to lose." -- Charles Lynch

"Failure is perhaps the greatest key to success. More specifically, your response to failure is the real key. Growth in an organization only comes with stretching and risk taking." -- Andrew Harve    

"Do the unexpected.  You are safer moving forward than standing still." -– Brian Tracy  

"Growth demands a temporary surrender of security." -- Gail Sheehy  

"Daring ideas are like chessmen moved forward; they may be beaten, but they may start a winning game." –- Johann Wolfgang von Goeth


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