Are you taking enough risks…

I want to share with you a poem which was taken from the book ‘Addiction by Prescription’ by Joan E. Gadsby. Culled by Wayne Lambert.

To laugh is to risk appearing the fool.

To weep is to risk appearing sentimental.

To reach for another is to risk involvement.

To expose your ideas, your dreams,before a crowd is to risk their loss.

To love is to risk not being loved in return.

To live is to risk dying.To believe is to risk despair.

To try is to risk failure.

But risks must be taken, because the greatest hazard in life is to risk nothing. The people who risk nothing, do nothing, have nothing, are nothing. They may avoid suffering and sorrow,but they cannot learn, feel, change, grow, love, live. Chained by their attitudes they are slaves; they have forfeited their freedom. Only a person who risks is free.

Remember that you have to take risks to be free. Transcending risk and fears is growth beyond your comfort zone. Once that comfort zone expands, it cannot go back to its previous dimensions.

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About Ifemezue Uma

Ifemezue Uma is a Civil Engineer by training, a financial analyst by practice and currently a government employee practicing as an engineer. Ifemezue has a burning desire to project a more positive image of Africa through his writing, as well as reflecting on random thoughts and any topic of interest. You can find him on Twitter @ifeuma and LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ifemezueuma/
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3 Responses to Are you taking enough risks…

  1. inspirememore says:

    THOSE WHO NEVER RISK, WON’T DO ANYTHING, WON’T HAVE ANYTHING, WON’T BE ANYTHING.

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