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Been thinking alot about taking risks lately. I don’t want to be a man who changes just for the sake of change, but I also don’t want to be a man who watches life pass him by because he’s grown comfortable and complacent. May God help us to know the difference and give us the courage to step out when he is calling us onward. Let these quotes stir you to action where needed!

1. And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom. – Anais Nin

2. There’s as much risk in doing nothing as in doing something.- Trammell Crow

3. A ship in port is safe, but that’s not what ships are built for.- Admiral Grace Murray Hopper

4. We cannot discover new oceans until we have the courage to lose sight of the shore. – Muriel Chen

5. Smooth seas do not make skillful sailors. – African proverb

6. Never be afraid to try something new. Remember, amateurs built the ark; professionals built the Titanic. – Unknown

7. It had long since come to my attention that people of accomplishment rarely sat back and let things happen to them. They went out and happened to things.- Elinor Smith

8. There are three kinds of people: Those who make things happen, those who watch things happen, and those who ask, “What happened?” – Casey Stengel

9. If we wait for the moment when everything, absolutely everything, is ready, we shall never begin.- Ivan Turgenev

10. We must walk consciously only part way toward our goal, and then leap in the dark to our success. – Henry David Thoreau

11. The moment one definitely commits oneself, then providence moves too. All sorts of things occur to help one that would never otherwise have occurred. A whole stream of events issues from the decision, raising in one’s favor all manner of unforeseen incidents and meetings and material assistance, which no man could have dreamed would have come his way.- Goethe

12. Opportunity dances with those on the dance floor. – Unknown

13. You’ve got to go out on a limb sometimes because that is where the fruit is.- Will Rogers

14. The harder you fight to hold on to specific assumptions, the more likely there’s gold in letting go of them.- John Seely Brown

15. “There are risks and costs to a program of action. But they are far less than the long-range risks and costs of comfortable inaction.”- John F. Kennedy

16. “There is no security in life, only opportunity.”-Douglas MacArthur

17. “To win, you have to risk loss.”- Jean-Claude Killy

18. “If we’re growing, we’re always going to be out of our comfort zone.” – John Maxwell

19. “Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.”- T.S. Eliot

20. Progress always involves risk. You can’t steal second base and keep your foot on first.”-Frederick B. Wilcox


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