Thomas J. Watson
If you stand up and be counted, from time to time you may get yourself knocked down. But remember this: A man flattened by an opponent can get up again. A man flattened by conformity stays down for good.
To dare is to lose one's footing temporarily. To not dare is to lose oneself.
Believe me! The secret of reaping the greatest fruitfulness and the greatest enjoyment from life is to live dangerously!
Entrepreneurs are risk takers, willing to roll the dice with their money or reputation on the line in support of an idea or enterprise. They willingly assume responsibility for the success or failure of a venture and are answerable for all its facets. The buck not only stops at their desks, it starts there too.
And the trouble is, if you don't risk anything, you risk even more.
Take a chance! All life is a chance. The man who goes the furthest is generally the one who is willing to do and dare. The 'sure thing' boat never gets far from shore.
You cannot be wimpy out there on the dream seeking trail. Dare to break through barriers, to find your own path.
Our lives improve only when we take chances - and the first and most difficult risk we can take is to be honest with ourselves.
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