“All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make, the better.”- Ralph Waldo Emerson.
According to Peter Bregman: “When we live life as an experiment, we are far more willing to take risks, to acknowledge failure, to learn and develop. That’s what experiments are all about: discovery and growth. There is no real failure in an experiment because it’s all data. If something doesn’t work, that’s simply data that leads to changing behavior to see if something else does work.”
What exactly do we mean by RISK? Taking a Risk does not mean we thoughtlessly endanger ourselves by being rash/ presumptuous. OTOH, it means we carefully evaluate our situation and take calculated risks. Again there is always a 50% chance of failure here but that would be better than the 100% chance of failure by never attempting anything at all.
To put it in a simple equation, Calculated Risk = Boldness + Forethought.
“Often the difference between a successful person and a failure is not one has better abilities or ideas but the courage that one has to bet on one’s ideas, to take a calculated risk – and to act.” – Andre Malraux
I love this quote by William Shedd: “A Ship is safe in harbor but that’s not what ships are for.”
“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that 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
Enjoy this poem which teaches us that everything really worth doing in life is a risk. So I’d say, GO AHEAD & JUST DO IT!
RISKS – Janet Rand
To laugh is to risk appearing the fool,
To weep is to risk being called sentimental.
To reach out to another is to risk involvement.
To expose feelings is to risk showing your true self.
To place your ideas and your dreams before the crowd is to risk being called naive.
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 risk in life is to risk nothing.
The person who risks nothing, does nothing, has nothing, is nothing, and becomes nothing.
He may avoid suffering and sorrow, but he simply cannot learn, feel, change, grow or love.
Chained by his certitude, he is a slave; he has forfeited his freedom.
Only the person who risks is truly free.
Enjoy this amazing Video LIFE = RISK : http://youtu.be/0yetHqWODp0
Have an adventurous week,
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