“Why not go out on a limb? That’s where the fruit is.”  Will Rogers

Well, the last post said “failure is not only the mother of success”.

Meaning that you have to get off your ass and do something.  Then maybe fail.  Then do it again.  Then fail.  And repeat this process until you finally succeed.

Most people give up.  Most don’t even start.  Most people are losers, wedded to the religion of comfort and ease, unwilling to take risks.

But for the risk-taker, the sky’s the limit.

I challenge you to be strong, be brave, be fearless and overcome all your obstacles, one by one.

Take Defeat by the horns, and master it.


You’ll always miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.” Wayne Gretzky, Canadian Hockey Star 

Many of life’s failures are people who did not realise how close they were to success when they gave up.  Thomas Edison, American Inventor

Progress, of the best kind, is comparatively slow.  Great results cannot be achieved at once; and we must be satisfied to advance in life as we walk, step by ste.” Samuel Smiles, Scottish Author

It’s a shallow life that doesn’t give a person a few scars.” Garrison Keillor, Canadian Hockey Star 

Adventure is what happens when you just did something stupid.” Professor Bernie, Canadian Hockey Star  

It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare, it is because we do not dare that they are difficult.” Seneca, Canadian Hockey Star  

I have not failed.  I’ve just found 10,000 ways that don’t work.” Thomas Edison, American Inventor

Anyone can give up, it’s the easiest thing in the world to do.  But to hold it together when everyone else would understand if you fell apart, that’s true strength.” Wayne Gretzky, Canadian Hockey Star 

Risk is, for some people, the fear of failure. If they take no risks, they have no failure.But failure, as like risks, can be a great teacher. Don’t let fear stop you from taking a risk to achieve your dreams. Catherine Pulsifer  

And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.  Anais Nin

Risk – If one as to jump a stream and knows how wide it is, he will not jump. If he doesn’t know how wide it is, he’ll jump and six times out of ten he’ll make it. Proverb

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

Happiness comes of the capacity to feel deeply, to enjoy simply, to think freely, to risk life, to be needed.  Strom Jameson

Often, people stay in jobs that they despise rather than taking a risk by changing their work to an area that they love. Sometimes, we fall into the trap of thinking we are secure in our positions, and believe it is better to remain where we are rather than change jobs.  Catherine Pulsifer

It is easy to follow, but it is uninteresting to do easy things. We find out about ourselves only when we take risks, when we challenge and question.  Magdalena Abakanowicz

For to everyone who has will more be given, and he will have an abundance. But from the one who has not, even what he has will be taken away.  Matthew 25:29 CEV

1 Send your resources out over the seas;

eventually you will reap a return.

Divide your merchandise into seven or eight shares,

since you don’t know what disasters may come on the earth.

If the clouds are full of rain,

they empty themselves on the earth.

Whether a tree falls toward the north or the south,

the place where the tree falls is where it stays.

He who keeps watching the wind will never sow;

he who keeps looking at the clouds will never reap.

Just as you don’t know the way of the wind

or how bones grow in a pregnant woman’s womb,

so you don’t know the work of God,

the maker of everything.

In the morning, sow your seed;

and don’t slack off until evening;

for you don’t know which sowing will succeed,

this, or that, or if both will do well.

Then the light will be sweet,

and it will be a pleasure to see the sun.

For if a person lives many years,

let him take joy in them all;

yet remembering that there will be many days of darkness,

that all to come is futile.

Ecclesiastes 11:1 – 6  CJB

Expect the best. Prepare for the worst. Capitalize on what comes. Zig Ziglar



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