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20 Quotes About The Importance of Risk-Taking

Entrepreneurs make choices and every single choice carries unquestionable risks. Risk is the embracing the possibility to lose something of great value. So how much risk you should take? It depends on the situation and on your goals. The calculated risk brings action created at the moment when your knowledge, preparation and resources meet the opportunity.

Here you can find 20 awesome quotes on taking risks in business and life. Enjoy!

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

“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

“Trust your own instinct. Your mistakes might as well be your own, instead of someone else’s.” Billy Wilder

“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

“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 F. Drucker

“It is better to risk starving to death then surrender. If you give up on your dreams, what’s left?”Jim Carrey

“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

“The risk of a wrong decision is preferable to the terror of indecision.”Maimonides

“You can measure opportunity with the same yardstick that measures the risk involved. They go together.”Earl Nightingale

“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

“Don’t be afraid to take a big step. You can’t cross a chasm in two small jumps.”David Lloyd George

“A man would do nothing if he waited until he could do it so well that no one would find fault with what he has done.”Cardinal Newman

“If you are not willing to risk the unusual, you will have to settle for the ordinary.”Jim Rohn

“He who risks and fails can be forgiven. He who never risks and never fails is a failure in his whole being.”Paul Tillich

“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

“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 ideaa, to take a calculated risk, and to act.”Maxwell Maltz

“Because if you’re prepared and you know what it takes, it’s not a risk. You just have to figure out how to get there. There is always a way to get there.” Mark Cuban

“It seems to me that people have vast potential. Most people can do extraordinary things if they have the confidence or take the risks. Yet most people don’t. They sit in front of the telly and treat life as if it goes on forever.”Philip Adams

“I am always doing that which I cannot do, in order that I may learn how to do it.” Pablo Picasso

“Don’t listen to those who say “You taking too big a chance”. Michelangelo would have painted the Sistine floor, and it would surely be rubbed out by today. Most important, don’t listen when the little voice of fear inside you rears its ugly head and says ‘they all smarter than you out there. They’re more talented, they’re taller, blonder, prettier, luckier, and they have connections.” I firmly believe that if you follow a path that interests you, not to the exclusion of love, sensitivity, and cooperation with others, but with the strength of conviction that you can move others by your own efforts—and do not make success or failure the criteria by which you live—the chances are you’ll be a person worthy of your own respects.” Neil Simon

─ July 16, 2015