Here are two things that I have, over the past thirty years or so, posted at times as reminders on my frig, cabinets, desks:
To laugh is to risk appearing the fool.
To weep is to risk appearing sentimental.
To reach out for another is to risk involvement.
To expose our feelings is to risk exposing our true self.
To place our ideas and dreams before the crowd is to risk loss.
To love is to risk not being loved in return.
To live is to risk dying.
To hope is to risk despair.
To try at all is to risk failure.
But risk we must because the greatest hazard in life is to risk nothing.
The man, the woman who risks nothing, does nothing…has nothing, is nothing.
Every day in Africa a gazelle wakes up, it knows that it must run faster
than the fastest lion or it will be killed.
Every morning a lion wakes up, it knows that it must outrun the slowest
gazelle or it will starve to death.
It doesn’t matter whether you are a lion or a gazelle, when the sun comes
You’d better be running!!
Success is a journey, not a destination.