The price of anything is the amount of life you exchange for it.
Henry David Thoreau
Some people say you are going the wrong way, when it’s simply a way of your own.
Throw me to the wolves and I will return leading the pack.
There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.
The true adventurer goes forth aimless and uncalculating to meet and greet unknown fate.
If you think adventure is dangerous, try routine. It is lethal.
Mistakes are part of the dues one pays for a full life.
Sophia Loren (1934- ) Italian Actress
A lot of the time, it’s better to quit than to be the hero.
Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson, authors of Rework
Only those who risk going too far will ever know how far they can go.
My life is like a stroll on the beach… as near to the edge as I can go.
Until you’re ready to look foolish, you’ll never have the possibility of being great.
The shell must break before the bird can fly.
In order to attain the impossible, one must attempt the absurd.
Miguel de Cervantes
We didn’t come here to play it safe. The purpose of your life is not to arrive safely at your own death.
A real entrepreneur is somebody who has no safety net underneath them.
A ship in harbor is safe, but that is not what ships are built for.
John A Shedd
There is no risk for you. When you come to understand the true nature of Well-being in which you have come forth – then you can relax and begin to enjoy this magnificent adventure which is your creative life experience.
Abraham-Hicks, from a workshop in Kansas City, MO, USA on June 1, 2002
Behold the turtle. He makes progress only when he sticks his neck out.
James Bryant Conant
Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.
The knowledge of the world is only to be acquired in the world, and not in a closet.
It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare; it is because we do not dare that they are difficult.
One doesn’t discover new lands without consenting to lost sight of the shore for a very long time.
…risk is one of the keys that move you from fear to freedom.
from Fearless Living by Rhonda Britten (about Rhonda Britten)
Be willing to take some risks in the areas of work and money. If we do only what we think we should do in order to make money and be secure, we won’t listen to the intuitive voice that tells us to try something new, to be more creative, or to move on to the next step on our path. When we listen to our intuition and take some risks, we are not alone. The universe will support us and reward us for taking risks on its behalf!
from Reflections in the Light, by Shakti Gawain
Change and growth take place when a person has risked himself and dares to become involved with experimenting with his own life.
Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.
If I reveal myself without worrying about how others will respond, then some will leave, though others may not. But who can love me, if no one knows me? I must risk it, or live alone. It is enough that I must die alone. I am determined to let down, whatever the risks, if it means that I may have whatever is there for me.
from If You Meet the Buddha on the Road, Kill Him! by Sheldon B Kopp
Regret for the things we did can be tempered by time; it is regret for the things we did not do that is inconsolable.
Sydney J Harris
I am not discouraged, because every wrong attempt discarded is another step forward.
To do anything truly worth doing, I must not stand back shivering and thinking of the cold and danger, but jump in with gusto and scramble through as well as I can.
The worst thing that one can do is not try, to be aware of what one wants and not give in to it, to spend years in silent hurt wondering if something could have materialized - and never knowing.
David Viscott, American author, speaker and trainer
In the shaping of a life, chance and the ability to respond to chance are everything.
And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.
Do not be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment.
Ralph Waldo Emerson, American author, poet and philosopher
In each of us are places where we have never gone. Only by pressing the limits do you ever find them.
Dr Joyce Brothers
If you’re never scared or embarrassed or hurt, it means you never take any chances.
Julia Sorel (1926- )
Anything can be achieved in small, deliberate steps. But there are times you need the courage to take a great leap; you can't cross a chasm in two small jumps.
David Lloyd George
You’ll seldom experience regret for anything that you’ve done. It is what you haven’t done that will torment you. The message, therefore, is clear. Do it! Develop an appreciation for the present moment. Seize every second of your life and savor it. Value your present moments. Using them up in any self-defeating ways means you’ve lost them forever.
Wayne Dyer, American psychotherapist, author and lecturer (see works by Wayne Dyer)
To dare is to lose one's footing momentarily. Not to dare is to lose oneself.
You miss 100 percent of the shots you never take.
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