you can not get anywhere in life without taking risks

You Can Not Get Anywhere In Life Without Taking Risks

Life is short. Everybody has dreams they want to accomplish, but tomorrow is not certain. Yet many of us go through life as if tomorrow is certain and we have all the time in the world. As someone who wants to succeed in life, it is important to embrace the place of risk-taking. You can not get anywhere in life without taking risks.

Any new thing you want to do will always carry with it some level of risk – there’s always the possibility that you may fail.

What do you do with this knowledge? Should it make you stay in your shell, afraid of doing something new?

No. That knowledge should help you plan for how to mitigate those risks should they arise. It should never stop you from taking that risk.

Being alive is a risk all by itself.

There’s always the risk that a large bird that’s flying in the sky will get hit by lightning and fall on your head and you will die. Should that make you stop walking outside?

There’s the possibility that two friends, while playing, will run past you. You will quickly move out of the way to avoid a collision with them. But unbeknownst to you, there’s a plank with an exposed nail on the ground, which you will step on, and when you instinctively remove your leg, you will fall down in front of a moving truck and die. Should that stop you from walking anywhere near the road?

Just remember that life is full of risks and you cannot allow that to stop you from living.

The same thing with success. The journey to success is full of risks, and you should not allow that to stop you from trying anyway.

As someone who wants to succeed in life, it is important to embrace the place of risk-taking, because you can not get anywhere in life without taking risks.


To conclude, I will leave you with some powerful quotes about taking risks.

“Pitiful is the person who is afraid of taking risks. Perhaps, this person would never be disappointed or disillusioned; But when the person looks back – she will hear her heart saying ‘What have you done with the miracles that God planted in your days? What have you done with the talents God has bestowed upon you? You buried yourself in a cave because you were fearful of losing those talents. So this is your heritage, the certainty that you wasted your life.” 

Paulo Coelho

“If you push through that feeling of being scared, that feeling of taking risk, really amazing things can happen.” 

Marissa Mayer, CEO of Yahoo, Inc.

“Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.” 

T. S. Eliot

“The biggest risk is not taking any risk… In a world that is changing really quickly, the only strategy that is guaranteed to fail is not taking risks.”

Mark Zuckerberg

“Optimistic people play a disproportionate role in shaping our lives. Their decisions make a difference; they are inventors, entrepreneurs, political and military leaders – not average people. They got to where they are by seeking challenges and taking risks.”

Daniel Kahneman

“I found that I not only tolerated taking risks, I loved it.”

William E. Simon
Samuel is an avid reader and a freelance writer, in that order. He fancies himself funny, but his friends regularly don't laugh at his jokes. I have been a student of personal development for several years, and I created this blog to share my knowledge with others and help them become better versions of themselves.

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