Risk-taking Quotes by Frank Sinatra, David Soul, Jim Carrey, Roger von Oech, Robert H. Schuller, Stephen Hunt and many others.
The best revenge is the massive success.
Sometimes I feel an obligation to be accessible as a personality, but for me the driving force since the beginning has always been good work, taking risks, trying new things. If the door opens, go through it. Always go forwards.
If you give up on your dreams, what’s left?
Everyone has a ‘risk muscle.’ You keep it in shape by trying new things. If you don’t, it atrophies. Make a point of using it at least once a day.
What great thing would you attempt if you knew you could not fail?
If you’re not living on the edge you’re taking up too much space.
Trust your own instinct. Your mistakes might as well be your own, instead of someone else’s.
Never let the odds keep you from doing what you know in your heart you were meant to do.
Every man has the right to risk his own life in order to preserve it. Has it ever been said that a man who throws himself out the window to escape from a fire is guilty of suicide?
Risk more than others think is safe. Care more than others think is wise. Dream more than others think is practical. Expect more than others think is possible.
True entrepreneurshi p comes only from risk-taking.
I do have confidence that we’re gonna be able to get it right. But it’s not gonna be overnight. And there’s no silver bullets to this. The fact of the matter is, is that we are suffering from a massive hangover from a binge of risk taking.
Leap, and the net will appear.
I think risk-taking is a great adventure. And life should be full of adventures.
You’ve got to jump off cliffs and build your wings on the way down.
There is a microscopically thin line between being brilliantly creative and acting like the most gigantic idiot on earth.
Revolutionaries don’t get job security.
If you’re never scared or embarrassed or hurt, it means you never take any chances.
You can’t cross a chasm in two small jumps.
Accept that all of us can be hurt, that all of us can and surely will at times fail. Other vulnerabilities, like being embarrassed or risking love, can be terrifying, too. I think we should follow a simple rule: if we can take the worst, take the risk.
We should ban banks from risk-taking because society is going to pay the price.
Most innovators are successful to the extent to which they define risks and confine them.
What you risk reveals what you value.
Great deeds are usually wrought at great risks.
You can only be as good as you dare to be bad.
Yes, risk-taking is inherently failure-prone. Otherwise, it would be called sure-thing-taking.
Do one thing every day that scares you.
Of course risk-taking does not always pay off, but it’s a lot of fun!
If you don’t build your dream, someone else will hire you to help them build theirs.
[High income tax rates] not only check consumption but discourage investment and encourage…the avoidance of taxes [rather] than the production of goods.[…]Our present tax system…reduces the financial incentives for personal effort, investment, and risk-taking.
Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing.
Risk-taking is the essence of innovation.
The only sure way to stop excessive risk taking on Wall Street so you don’t risk losing your job, or your savings or your home, is to put an end to the excessive economic and political power of Wall Street by busting up the big banks.
It is better to risk starving to death then surrender. If you give up on your dreams, what’s left?
I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.
A ship is always safe at the shore – but that is NOT what it is built for.
The greatest hazard in life is to risk NOTHING.
The biggest risk is not taking any risk… In a world that changing really quickly, the only strategy that is guaranteed to fail is not taking risks.
Take a chance! All life is a chance. The man who goes farthest is generally the one who is willing to do and dare.
You don’t learn to walk by following rules. You learn by doing, and by falling over.
A risk-taking environment starts at the top of a corporation. If the CEO doesn’t have this spirit, chances are you won’t find it anywhere else in the organization.
Destiny is no matter of chance. It is a matter of choice. It is not a thing to be waited for, it is a thing to be achieved.
If you are not willing to risk the unusual, you will have to settle for the ordinary.
You don’t concentrate on risks. You concentrate on results. No risk is too great to prevent the necessary job from getting done.
One does not discover new lands without consenting to lose sight of the shore for a very long time.
Icelandic people are inbred. And they have a sense of themselves as genetically special, and a history of risk-taking because they make their living on the high seas fishing. Assets generally rose in value during this period, and so it looked like they actually knew what they were doing.
What you have to do and the way you have to do it is incredibly simple. Whether you are willing to do it is another matter.
All growth, including political growth, is the result of risk-taking.
The time to take counsel of your fears is before you make an important battle decision. That’s the time to listen to every fear you can imagine! When you have collected all the facts and fears and made your decision, turn off all your fears and go ahead!
We can choose who we bring into our lives. We can choose who will reinforce our risk taking.
Being an entrepreneur isn’t really about starting a business. It’s a way of looking at the world: seeing opportunity where others see obstacles, taking risks when others take refuge.
The dialogue between women is a rich field, but change does not come without a lot of reading, asking, listening, risk-taking and hard work.
Behold the turtle. He makes progress only when he sticks his neck out.
If you think of global public goods like polio eradication, the kind of risk-taking new approach, philanthropy really does have a role to play there, because government doesn’t do R&D about new things naturally as much as it probably should, and so philanthropy’s there.
Do not be too timid and squeamish about your actions.
All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better.
He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life.
Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it.
It seems that not being religious is a form of risk-taking, consistent with other patterns of short-sighted behaviour in men.
It is hard to fail, but it is worse never to have tried to succeed.
Our lives improve only when we take chances – and the first and most difficult risk we can take is to be honest with ourselves.
Think big and don’t listen to people who tell you it can’t be done. Life’s too short to think small.
You must take risks, both with your own money or with borrowed money. Risk taking is essential to business growth.
Don’t be afraid to take a big step if one is indicated. You can’t cross a chasm in two small jumps.
The ultimate risk is not taking a risk.
If we listened to our intellect, we’d never have a love affair. We’d never have a friendship. We’d never go into business, because we’d be cynical. Well, that’s nonsense. You’ve got to jump off cliffs all the time and build your wings on the way down.
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.
I’m a writer and I also do a lot of professional speaking on risk taking and creativity as well.
People who don’t take risks generally make about two big mistakes a year. People who do take risks generally make about two big mistakes a year.
It is only by risking our persons from one hour to another that we live at all.
Are you placing enough interesting, freakish, long shot, weirdo bets?
Risk comes from not knowing what you’re doing.
You’ve got to go out on a limb sometimes because that’s where the fruit is.
When in doubt, make a fool of yourself.
We got government off the backs of the people of India, particularly off the backs of India’s entrepreneurs. We introduced more competition, both internal competition and external competition. We simplified and rationalized the tax system. We made risk-taking much more attractive.
If you risk nothing, then you risk everything.
For early employees you want people that have somewhat of a risk-taking attitude.
Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.
If you don’t risk anything you risk everything
Do the hardest thing on earth for you. ACT YOURSELF.
In life, if you don’t risk anything, you risk everything.
Failure is a badge of honor. It means you risked failure. And if you donвЂ™t risk failure, youвЂ™re never going to do anything thatвЂ™s different from what youвЂ™ve already done or what somebody else has done.
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.
Playing things too safe is the most popular way to fail.
If you do what you’ve always done, you’ll get what you’ve always gotten.
Dependency is death to initiative, to risk-taking and opportunity.
If you dare nothing, then when the day is over, nothing is all you will have gained.
It is not the critic who counts
The biggest risk is not taking any risk.
I always did something I was a little not ready to do. I think that’s how you grow.
Risk-taking, trust, and serendipity are key ingredients of joy. Without risk, nothing new ever happens. Without trust, fear creeps in. Without serendipity, there are no surprises.
Dare to do things worthy of imprisonment if you mean to be of consequence.
You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.
The risk of a wrong decision is preferable to the terror of indecision.
America has its roots in a tradition of risk-taking pioneers. In more conservative Europe, if you fail in business or actually end up going to jail for it, you’re finished as a businessman for good.
The sure-thing boat never gets far from shore.
Great victory requires great risk. -Hera
Within legal enforcement of “morality,” there is no sense of how to morally, ethically, or fairly help people live safer lives. It’s all about banishment or punishment or forced destitution – all of which creates more desperation, and more social risk-taking by people in moments of crisis.
Test fast, fail fast, adjust fast.
Once we believe in ourselves, we can risk curiosity, wonder, spontaneous delight, or any experience that reveals the human spirit.
He who risks and fails can be forgiven. He who never risks and never fails is a failure in his whole being.
Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.
I’m always begging people like James Brooks and Cameron Crowe to come to screenings, to see what they make of it, and they’re always ridiculously helpful. They also keep me brave enough to commit to what I’m trying to do. They can be great cheerleaders for risk-taking.
In order to succeed, your desire for success should be greater than your fear of failure.
The way to develop self-confidence is to do the thing you fear and get a record of successful experiences behind you.
One doesn’t discover new lands without consenting to lose sight, for a very long time, of the shore.
There is a simple way of avoiding excess risk-taking by the managers of our financial institutions. It is to make it a crime … had a crime for reckless management of a financial institution been on the books, Northern Rock and RBS would not have blown up.
Being a star requires risk-taking shoes.
You have to have courage to love somebody. Because you risk everything. Everything.