Business & Leadership

Wisdom on Risk-Taking (Part II)

You won’t find the word “impossible” in the lexicon of a great leader.

You won’t find the word “impossible” in the lexicon of a great leader.


Decision is a risk rooted in the courage of being free. – Paul Tillich

 

Behold the turtle. He makes progress only when he sticks his neck out. – James B. Conant

 

The value of taking risks through all stages of life is constant...it's the excuses that change. – Rik Leaf

 

To win without risk is to triumph without glory. – Pierre Corneille

 

Many a man is praised for his reserve and so-called shyness when he is simply too proud to risk making a fool of himself. – J. B. Priestley

 

Gamblers take blind risks. Entrepreneurs take risks while visually impaired and feel their way up and out. – Ryan Lilly

 

What would happen if you gave yourself permission to do something you’ve never done before? There’s only one way to find out. – Gina Greenlee

 

Great men take and overtake risk tactically. – Ernest Agyemang Yeboah

 

Thoughtless risks are destructive, of course, but perhaps even more wasteful is thoughtless caution which prompts inaction and promotes failure to seize opportunity. – Gary Ryan Blair

 

Our lives improve only when we take chances, and the first and most difficult risk we can take is to be honest with ourselves. – Walter Anderson

 

Jeanne Yizhen Yin

 

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

 

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