Monday, April 25, 2011
R Is For...
R Is For...Risk
Taking a risk, finding the courage to dare is one of the greatest gifts that we can give ourselves. Risk makes us feel alive, brave and confident. As writers, artists and creators, making the decision to share the vision in our hearts and minds is a risk that has the potential for great reward and sometimes great failure. That great failure possibility is enough to stop many. It very nearly did me.
Here are some of my favorite quotes on risk taking. These inspired me on my path to publication and continue to inspire me every day.
"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.”
"Most people live and die with their music still unplayed. They never dare to try." Mary Kay Ash
"To dare is to lose one's footing momentarily. To not dare is to lose oneself." Soren Kierkegaard
"Behold the turtle. He makes progress only when he sticks his neck out."
James Bryant Conant
"Of all the people I have ever known, those who have pursued their dreams and failed have lived a much more fulfilling life than those who have put their dreams on a shelf for fear of failure."
And from my girl Joan Jett,for all the ladies out there
"Girls have got balls. They're just a little higher up that's all."
Take a risk today and do something you've always wanted to do. See what happens.