In our post today, we would like to share a few thought-provoking quotes about risk taking with you. Regardless of what we do, or how careful we are, there is almost always an element of risk to life. And while this realization certainly calls caution, it doesn’t mean all risks are bad and to be avoided. In some cases, our ability to recognize opportunities, their associated risks, and whether to take them may determine our success. So, here are a few reasons why taking risks is so important and some thought-provoking quotes about taking risks. We hope they inspire you to take more calculated risks in your career and business endeavors.
How do you know when opportunity comes calling and when to take those associated risks that come with it? Also, just how much risk should you take in life, your career or business dealings? A simple answer to these questions is that it depends on the situation. Most often, its best to review each opportunity individually and identify what’s at risk and if it’s worth risking.
Before we go on, here are some related posts we’ve written on the subject that you might enjoy:
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- Seven Tips on How to be more Productive
- Top Five Reasons Why Small Businesses Fail
- Seven Signs of an Entrepreneurial Spirit
- How to Let go of the Past and Move Forward
In the next section, we will briefly discuss five reasons why taking risks is important.
Five Reasons why Taking Risks is Important
Like we said earlier, achieving great success requires taking hold of great opportunities and the associated risks they come with. Here are five practical reasons why risk taking is important:
- Risk taking empowers us to make definitive choices in our lives, careers or businesses.
- Unexpected opportunities usually come when we are willing to take calculated risks to grow and succeed.
- Taking risks help strengthen one’s resolve and determination to succeed no matter the odds.
- It helps us discover and harness our inner strength.
- Taking risks can be a sign of confidence and can help one stand out from competitors.
In the next section, we will share fifteen thought-provoking quotes about risk taking.
Fifteen Thought Provoking Quotes about Risk Taking
Our hope is that these quotes inspire you to grab hold of opportunities and achieve incredible success.
- You must accept that you might fail; then, if you do your best and still don’t win, at least you can be satisfied that you’ve tried. If you don’t accept failure as a possibility, you don’t set high goals, you don’t branch out, you don’t try, you don’t take the risk. – Rosalynn Carter
- You don’t concentrate on risks. You concentrate on results. No risk is too great to prevent the necessary job from getting done. – Chuck Yeager
- He who risks and fails can be forgiven. He who never risks and never fails is a failure in his whole being. – Paul Tillich
- Risk! Risk anything! Care no more for the opinions of others, for those voices. Do the hardest thing on earth for you. Act for yourself. Face the truth. – Katherine Mansfield
- No man is worth his salt who is not ready at all times to risk his well-being, to risk his body, to risk his life in a great cause. – Theodore Roosevelt
- Life is inherently risky. There is only one big risk you should avoid at all costs, and that is the risk of doing nothing. – Denis Waitley
- Often the difference between a successful man and a failure is not one’s better abilities or ideas, but the courage that one has to bet on his idea, to take a calculated risk, and to act. – Maxwell Maltz
- Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things 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
- Do not be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make, the better. – Ralph Waldo Emerson
- People don’t take opportunities because the timing is bad, the financial side unsecure. Too many people are overanalyzing. Sometimes you just have to go for it. – Michelle Zatlyn
- One does not discover new lands without consenting to lose sight of the shore for a very long time. – Andre Gide
- Only those who play win. Only those who risk win. History favors risk-takers. Forget the timid. Everything else is commentary. – Iveta Cherneva
- People who don’t take risks generally make about two big mistakes a year. People who do take risks generally make about two big mistakes a year. – Peter Drucker
- Safe is prudent, safe is comfortable but progress is propelled by those who are willing to risk it all. – Alice Bag
- If you are not prepared to take risks, make mistakes, feel your fear and take a bold step forward anyway, you’ll never come up with anything original. – Leena Patel
Are there any of these thought-provoking quotes about risk taking that you found inspiring? We found the sixth quote about the risk of doing nothing very inspiring. Let us know which ones you liked best by leaving a comment below. As usual, we would love to hear from you.
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Today’s Funny Quote
Our funny quote for today is by Charles M. Schulz, the American Cartoonist. He said:
All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt.
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