On Risk-Taking’s Rewards

Mark Zuckerberg counsels great leaders, “The biggest risk is not taking a risk. In a world that’s changing really quickly, the only strategy that is guaranteed to fail is not taking risks.” The risk is a step from the ordinary to the unusual, a move from your comfort zone to a step beyond. It is a risk because it challenges your ‘as is’, the world to which you are accustomed, one without fear of failure, one of certainty. Yet, the reward of the risk may take you to a greater life. So now enters a choice… stay settled or take a leap.

Sarah Parish writes, “Living with fear stops us from taking risks, and if you don’t go out on the branch, you’re never going to get the best fruit.” One of the great beauties of risk-taking is the experience and learning it gives regardless of the outcome.

You have to take risks. We will only understand the miracle of life fully when we allow the unexpected to happen,” wrote Paulo Coelho. We venture from the known to the unknown… and we learn and grow. These are the magnificent gifts of our risk-taking. May you choose not to accept the ordinary, but to venture into a world of the extraordinary, a world that will open your mind, heart and soul to dreams undreamed. Your best is yet to come.

Have a beautiful day and a magnificent week!!!

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