If you are one of them who fear to take a risk, prefer ending up life sitting on a safe shore than taking the thrilling roads full of bumps and block, this article is surely for you. After going through these risk quotes, there is a high chance that you’ll feel a positive change in yourself.
Let’s start with a story, true story…
Do you know today’s “Apple” was initially a computer company started by a group of dreamers in a garage? Perhaps you have heard the two names involved in founding such a company that has changed the world; Yes, I am talking about Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak.
But do you know there was also another person, a third founder of the company? That man wrote the first partnership agreement, the manual for the company. He drew even the first logo of Apple. He was Ronald Wayne.
Probably you think that why this name is not that familiar with the other two names. the reason is he, less than two weeks after founding Apple, sold his Apple stock for $800 only.
He abandoned the project so early because his last venture was a failure and left him paying back his creditors for two years. So, when Jobs Started taking a loan to fulfill their first order Wayne who didn’t want to take any further risk and therefore didn’t want to be liable as a partner for any incurred debts, sold his stock.
Can you guess what would be the worth of his stock today? The amount will surely bewilder you. It’s more than $55 billion!
As for the case of Mr. Wayne, the opportunity cost is too damn high. If Apple failed, he may have had to struggle for a couple of years to pay back the debts. But by refusing to take the risk, he missed the opportunity to grab untold riches being a partner of one of the most successful company in the world ever. Wayne’s story establishes more strongly the words of the famous persons who always say that The biggest risk is not taking any risk.
Without taking risk, you cannot find out anything extraordinary or achieve anything worthy. If you want to lead an easy going, struggle free life, you will definitely experience an ordinary end. You will never ever even know what you would get, who you would become, whom you would meet or how far you would go if you are unwilling to take risks. There is a very strong possibility that you will end up your life totally as a different and more successful person, if you dare to take just one risk today.
Always remember, we are not gifted with our lives only to be satisfied with doing ordinary tasks encompassing ourselves in a safe zone. Life is nothing without daring adventure. To know the real worth of life, we have to risk at last once in our lifetime.
I do not deny the fact that all risks will never reach us to our desired destination. But, in a broader sense, it costs us no loss. How? if you win, you will be successful and the winner, but if you lose by taking risks, you will be enriched with valuable experiences and wisdom. Those will surely bring you good in future.
Never hesitate to make the steps to take risks. Otherwise, in the end, you will regret the opportunity you didn’t take, for the possibilities that would become real if you just took the initiative. Such feeling of regret will continuously haunt you for the rest of your life, believe me. And the feeling will be awful.
So, Better late than never. Before it becomes too late, be courageous and wise enough, know precisely what you are going to do, and then, with confident, take the risks.
Here to boost up your confident and erase your hesitation, I’ve compiled some motivational quotes about risk by famous persons, which will definitely show you some light:
The biggest risk is not taking any risk… In a world that changing really quickly, the only strategy that is guaranteed to fail is not taking risks.
Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.
-T. S. Eliot
Risk comes from not knowing what you’re doing.
If you are not willing to risk the unusual, you will have to settle for the ordinary.
You’ll always miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.
“A ship is always safe at the shore – but that is NOT what it is built for.”
― Albert Einstein
Take risks: if you win, you will be happy; if you lose, you will be wise.
“To know what life is worth you have to risk it once in a while.”
― Jean-Paul Sartre
“IN THE END… We only regret the chances we didn’t take, the relationships we were afraid to have,and the decisions we waited too long to make.”
― Lewis Carroll
“Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all.”
― Helen Keller
“Take into account that great love and great achievements involve great risk.”
― Dalai Lama
So many people live their lives at the mercy of fear. They play it safe and they take no risks; and while they may end up with less bumps and bruises, their life is often starved of magic. And so it must be said that the person who doesn’t risk anything, risks everything.
Some More Inspirational Risk Quotes
- It is better to risk starving to death than surrender. If you give up on your dreams, what’s left? -Jim Carrey
- The risk of a wrong decision is preferable to the terror of indecision. -Maimonides
- One cannot refuse to eat just because there is a chance of being choked. –Chinese Proverb
- “If it’s still in your mind, it is worth taking the risk” ― Paulo Coelho
Always keep in mind the lines from Teal Swan, “The person who doesn’t risk anything, risk everything”. Before taking the risk, just be aware why you are risking, for what you are risking. Then just go ahead; you will never return empty handed. You will either gain wealth or wisdom, both are precious for building a bright future.