15 Quotes On Taking Risks

To accomplish anything significant, you have to be willing to step out of your comfort zone. You have to be willing to do something you’ve never done before. You have to be willing to take a risk.

Taking a risk is scary. It puts you in a position of failure. If you view failure as a negative thing, that makes taking a risk even scarier.

Man sitting on the edge of a cliff

Photo by Clay Banks

Yet, no great leader has done anything significant without first taking a risk.

Today, I want to encourage you by sharing 15 quotes on taking risks. They will help you readjust your vision and move toward taking more risks.

15 Quotes On Taking Risks

1. Pablo Picasso

I am always doing that which I cannot do, in order that I may learn how to do it.

Want to learn how to do something new? Take a risk. Fail at it. Get better.

2. Jim Rohn

If you are not willing to risk the unusual, you will have to settle for the ordinary.

Taking a risk is about doing things out of our comfort zones. Do the risky thing. Get away from the ordinary.

3. T.S. Elliot

Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.

Learn to push the boundaries. Take the risk of going too far.

4. Robert Kiyosaki

The biggest risk a person can take is to do nothing.

Fear gets the best of us. It tells us to be cautious because you might do something wrong. The fear paralyzes us from taking a risk. And making a difference.

5. Mary Tyler Moore

Take chances, make mistakes. That’s how you grow. Pain nourishes your courage. You have to fail in order to practice being brave.

Taking a risk and failing doesn’t make you a failure. It opens up the opportunity for you to learn and grow.

6. Peter Diamandis

If someone is always to blame, if every time something goes wrong someone has to be punished, people quickly stop taking risks. Without risks, there can’t be breakthroughs.

Blaming people for taking risks and failing stops people from innovating. Be an encourager of risk-takers.

7. Theodore Roosevelt

No man is worth his salt who is not ready at all times to risk his well-being, to risk his body, to risk his life in a great cause.

Great people are willing to take risks not because it benefits them but because it helps a greater cause. What are you willing to risk it for?

8. Diane Ackerman

I don’t want to get to the end of my life and find that I lived just the length of it. I want to have lived the width of it as well.

Don’t let your life be one-dimensional. Take the risk and grow your boundaries.

9. Sallie Krawcheck

If you haven’t had a major fail in your career, face-plant level, you aren’t trying hard enough.

All leaders will fail if they’re attempting something great. Be willing to face-plant.

10. Eleanor Roosevelt

Do one thing every day that scares you.

Want to stretch your ability to take risks? Do something scary. It doesn’t have to be something big. Just something scary.

11. Frank Scully

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

Going out on a limb is scary. It’s a risk. It will also get you the fruit. Go out on a limb.

12. Mark Twain

The secret of getting ahead is getting started.

Getting started is scary. It requires the risk of the unknown. Be willing to take the risk.

13. Jeff Bezos

I knew that if I failed I wouldn’t regret that, but I knew the one thing I might regret is not trying.

Are you willing to live with the regret of not trying? Of not taking a risk? You have to decide.

14. Helen Keller

Security is mostly a 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.

Keller got it right. Security is a myth.

15. Tony Robbins

If you do what you’ve always done, you’ll get what you’ve always gotten.

Are you looking for a change in your life? Are you willing to take a risk? Changing what you do is the only way to experience change!

Follow Me

Please note: I reserve the right to delete comments that are offensive or off-topic.