October 13, 2003.
He who leaves nothing to chance will do few things poorly, but he will do few things.
Edward F. Halifax
Taking chances in life can be a really risky undertaking. After all, when you take a chance on something, you open yourself up to the chance of coming up short or being let down. Whenever you throw caution to the wind and take a chance, there is always the possibility that you may get hurt in the process.
And to make matters a little dicier, there is always the not so cheery prospect of falling flat on your face or even embarrassing yourself. Leaving nothing to chance on many occasions actually looks like the best way to go. But is it really?
Do you want to be safe and good, or do you want to take a chance and be great?
While playing it safe may minimize the chances we take in life, a play it close to the vest approach also minimizes our opportunities to make a difference or even make history. Sooner or later we all must make a decision on the direction our lives will take; will we be safe and good or will we roll the dice and take a chance on being great?
And while taking a chance may ultimately backfire and leave us penniless, heartbroken or downtrodden for a short period of time; it can never break us. The winning spirit we hold deep down inside of ourselves will eventually prevail if well just give it an opportunity to do so. Theres no doubt about it, the only way youll ever discover the best life has to offer is to take a chance worth taking and thats taking a chance on yourself!
If you have a dream, give it a chance to happen.
Richard M. DeVos
How we will ever uncover our hidden talents and gifts if were not willing to take a chance, test our limits and see what weve got once in a while? How can we experience the unparalleled exhilaration of a job well done if were not willing to let go and let it rip every now and again? And how can any of us expect the best from life when were unwilling to give it our best day in and day out?
All of us have our own goals and aspirations, things we desperately want to accomplish with our lives. Yet many of us are unwilling to take a chance on making them come alive, always worrying and fretting about what might happen if something goes wrong. Instead of passionately pursuing our precious hopes and dreams with zeal and fervor, we keep one foot on first base in a futile attempt to play it safe.
The faster you go, the more chance there is of stubbing your toe, but the more chance you have of getting somewhere.
Charles F. Kettering
We were not placed on earth, with all of our immense God given gifts, to play it safe. We are here for a reason to thrive, not merely survive. And besides, playing it safe will never get you anywhere close to where you are destined to go.
Arthur Pine said, Where there is a will, there is a way. If there is a CHANCE in a million that you can do something, anything, to keep what you want from ending, do it. Pry the door open or, if need be, wedge your foot in that door and keep it open.
Living life the way you have always dreamed it could be is definitely a chance worth taking, wouldnt you agree? Instead of waiting or worrying, watching the best of life pass you by, isnt it time for you to take some chances and find out just how great your life can become?
As Brian Tracy says, If you want more luck, take more chances. And take them right now!
The Bottom Line: When you start taking some chances, chances are great that your life will start taking off too.
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