Word of the Month “Risk”

Written by on Saturday May 18, 2013

1) The possibility of suffering harm or loss; danger.
2) A factor, element or course involving uncertainty, vulnerability.
3) To proceed in action with the potential for loss, injury, trouble, etc…
4) To expose to danger and lay open the possibility of loss.
Grace introduces the WINDWARD Word of the Month and reminds readers that life is good.
Remember to laugh and have fun! Work hard, play hard and don’t take life too seriously!
Risk is part of the passionate journey to success! “Life without risk and passion is like no life at all!”
“When you play it too safe, you’re taking the biggest risk of your life. Time is the only wealth we’re given.”
- Barbara Sher
“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.”
- Thomas J. Watson
“To dare is to lose one’s footing temporarily. To not dare is to lose oneself.”
- Soren Kierkegaard
“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.”
- Victor Kiam
“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.”
- Dale Carnegie
“Our lives improve only when we take chances – and the first and most difficult risk we can take is to be honest with ourselves.”
- Walter Anderson
“The greatest danger for most of us lies not in setting our aim too high and falling short, but in setting our aim too low, and achieving our mark.”
- Michelangelo
“It seems to be a law of nature, inflexible and inexorable, that those who will not risk cannot win.”
- John Paul Jones


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