Risk. That word that alternately terrifies me and gets my blood pumping with excitement. Why am I so afraid to risk and to take that step? Because I don’t want to get hurt? Really what’s the worst that can happen? Sure risk isn’t the game played on a board with dice anymore but we’ve turned it into another type of game. We’ve turned it into a guessing game of “what ifs” in real life. By definition in the Merriam-Webster dictionary risk is just the “possibility of loss or injury”. Really I’m scared of the possibility or chance of something happening? That’s not very concrete. Maybe I need to start flexing my risk muscle and get it in shape? Who’s with me?
“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
“If you are not willing to risk the unusual, you will have to settle for the ordinary.” – Jim Rohn
“You can measure opportunity with the same yardstick that measures the risk involved. They go together.” – Earl Nightingale
“Decision is a risk rooted in the courage of being free.” – Paul Tillich
“The risk of a wrong decision is preferable to the terror of indecision.” – Maimonides
(Photos by: Christa Taylor)