There’s more than one way to take a risk. There’s the Evel Knievel variety that includes jumping your motorcycle over busses, buildings, and canyons. There are also heroic risk takers like firefighters and the men and women who make up the armed forces. But for many of us, the risks we are confronted with on a day-to-day basis happen in the workplace.
Whether it’s taking a project in a new direction, questioning the status quo, or making a major strategic overhaul of the way you do business, you’re likely presented with opportunities to put yourself out there and take a chance every day.
So, to help you stay motivated and provide some inspirational wisdom, here are some inspirational quotes about taking risks from some of history’s most well respected leaders.
If you are not willing to risk the unusual, you will have to settle for the ordinary.
– Jim Rohn
Don’t be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better.
– Ralph Waldo Emerson
A ship is always safe at the shore – but that is NOT what it is built for.
– Albert Einstein
Take calculated risks. That is quite different from being rash.
– General George S. Patton
Take risks: if you win, you will be happy; if you lose, you will be wise.
Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.
– Robert F. Kennedy
Let’s make a dent in the universe.
– Steve Jobs
Only those who risk going too far can possibly find out how far they can go.
– T.S. Eliot
Go out on a limb. That’s where the fruit is.
– Jimmy Carter
Do one thing every day that scares you.
– Eleanor Roosevelt
Pearls don’t lie on the seashore. If you want one, you must dive for it.
– Chinese proverb
It is easy to be brave when far away from danger.
What are some business risks you’ve taken? Did they pay off? Let us know in the comments section below.