Reconsidering risk taking

Risk taking comes in many forms. Hang gliding could be one.

Risk taking comes in many forms. Hang gliding could be one. Photo credit- http://www.seekextreme.com/hang-gliding/

Risk taking is something entrepreneurs rarely avoid. In fact most entrepreneurs seek out rewarding risks. In the GC4510-Entrepreneurship course offered each summer online through Clemson University and the Department of Graphic Communications, we explore the value of recognizing and responding to risks in a way that stretches our comfort zone and prepares us for the mindset of an entrepreneur.

I ran across this article a while back and even upon a second reading of it, I love the quotes presented, especially in the context of who said them. For instance, number 5:

“Security is mostly superstition. It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.” — Helen Keller

Think about that for a minute. Helen Keller said those words about security and danger and living a daring life. Can you imagine how difficult even the simplest things would have been for her? It certainly puts our fears into context, doesn’t it?

So what risks have you been avoiding? Are any of them worthy to overcome your fear and tackle them? Do any of these quotes speak to you in that regard?

Reshared post from +Erica Walker

I love quote number 5!

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