Wisdom on Risk Taking

A great leader takes and overtakes risks.

A great leader takes and overtakes risks.


Every society honors its live conformists and its dead troublemakers. – Mignon McLaughlin

Death is not the biggest fear we have; our biggest fear is taking the risk to be alive—the risk to be alive and express what we really are. – Miguel Angel Ruiz

Living at risk is jumping off the cliff and building your wings on the way down. – Ray Bradbury

The first step in the risk management process is to acknowledge the reality of risk. Denial is a common tactic that substitutes deliberate ignorance for thoughtful planning. – Charles Tremper

If things seem under control, you are just not going fast enough. – Mario Andretti

It is better to have enough ideas for some of them to be wrong, than to be always right by having no ideas at all. – Edward de Bono

Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore. – Andre Gide

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

Take risks: if you win, you will be happy; if you lose, you will be wise. – Anonymous

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


Jeanne Yizhen Yin

Special acknowledgement to Symphony of Love: Inspiring Love, Peace, and Happiness for the beautiful and insightful photo.

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Other articles of the same issue:
J.- J. Dordain (European Space Agency) : “Let’s not forget to dream!”
Leonardo da Vinci: An Undaunted Dreamer
Why Should We Chase Dreams?
25 Innovative Leaders (Part II)
Simon Sinek: How Great Leaders Inspire Action (TED Video)




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