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Commentary by Peter Shepherd
A no-risk person achieves little and is a stranger to fulfillment. That's too high a price.
If you don't try you'll never know - the real risk is doing nothing. As Mark Zuckerberg says, "In a world that is changing really quickly, the only strategy that is guaranteed to fail is not taking risks."
If you insist on being the same as everyone else, what you can achieve is limited. As Mary Lou Cook said, "Creativity is inventing, experimenting, growing, taking risks, breaking rules, making mistakes, and having fun."
And Rick Benetrau: "You cannot climb a mountain if you will not risk a fall."
Unless we take risks we get nowhere; it's a dilemma...
'To Risk' by William Arthur Ward
To laugh is to risk appearing a fool,
To weep is to risk appearing sentimental.
To reach out to another is to risk involvement,
To expose feelings is to risk exposing your true self.
To place your ideas and dreams before a crowd is to risk their loss.
To love is to risk not being loved in return,
To live is to risk dying,
To hope is to risk despair,
To try is to risk failure.
But risks must be taken because the greatest hazard in life is to risk nothing.
The person who risks nothing, does nothing, has nothing, is nothing.
He may avoid suffering and sorrow,
But he cannot learn, feel, change, grow, or live.
Chained by his servitude, he is a slave who has forfeited all freedom.
Only a person who takes risks is FREE.
The pessimist complains about the wind;
The optimist expects it to change;
And the realist adjusts the sails.
Here’s some further reading on this theme...
The Best of Times and the Worst of Times ~ by Philip Humbert
There is no absolute safety in this world. Indeed, staying home turns out to be a fairly risky business as home is the place where most fatal accidents occur. Thus, the trick to feeling safe is not to hide under a blanket or to bury your head in the sand but to distinguish between how risky a situation actually is and how risky it feels. Risk is less frightening when you understand it better. Hence, here are a few things to keep in mind... Continues
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