Take A Chance on Risk

Risk + Awareness = Lessons Learned or Victories Claimed

Michael Woronko
Oct 1, 2019 · 4 min read

“The biggest risk is not taking any risk… In a world that’s changing really quickly, the only strategy that is guaranteed to fail is not taking risks.”

- Mark Zuckerberg

While the biggest risk here may be the use of a Zuckerberg quote, there’s undoubtedly a thread of truth weaved into his words, which resonate from the timeworn truism that life becomes more meaningful upon the employment of some measure of risk.

“Take risks: if you win, you will be happy; if you lose, you will be wise.”
- Swami Vivekananda

It seems, and it can certainly be argued that it is, unnatural for us to live in such consistent comfort, certainty and security — those of us who are fortunate enough to, anyway.

“You have to take risks. We will only understand the miracle of life fully when we allow the unexpected to happen.” — Paulo Coelho

The beauty of risk lies in its enigmatic and wide-reaching nature — the way that it can permeate into all aspects of our being, changing the very nature of who we are, who we want to be, how we define ourselves and how we make decisions.


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