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Risk, Failure, and Success

September 2, 2009 Leave a comment Go to comments

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It’s too easy to forget in this hyper-connected world, where celebrities’ reputations die in seconds and commentators spew loud opinions from their talking heads in pressed suits, that the world isn’t about reaching perfection, but about striving to be better. Those who push boundaries, take risk, help others, and most importantly leave nothing on the table are the ones who lay down at night and smile. They might be broke, out of a job, at a loss for direction, but they are the innovators, the creators, and the brave few who challenge the impossible and try try again.

  • “If you’re not failing every now and again, it’s a sign you’re not doing anything very innovative.” – Woody Allen
  • The important thing is this: To be able at any moment to sacrifice what we are for what we could become. – Charles Dubois
  • Bite off more than you can chew, then chew it. – Ella Williams
  • A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable but more useful than a life spent in doing nothing. – George Bernard Shaw
  • 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. – Mark Twain
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  1. Wendy
    September 2, 2009 at 5:10 pm

    “The fearless are merely fearless. People who act in spite of their fear are truly brave.” James A. Lafond-Lewis

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