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Risk Taking

I’ve been reading some very good books over the last few months and find that business is always built on risk.  In actuality, everything we do has some sort of risk.  BUT… You’ve got to be a risk taker if you want to succeed in any area of life.  Principled risks is being willing to challenge yourself beyond your ability and comfort zone.

Theodore Roosevelt said:

I chose not to be a common man. It is my right to be uncommon if I can.  I’ll seek opportunity, not security.  I do not wish to be a kept citizen, humbled & dulled by having the state look after me.  I want to take the calculated risk, to dream and to build, to fail and to succeed.  I’ll refuse to live from hand to mouth.  I prefer the challenges of life to the guaranteed existence, the thrill of fulfillment to the steel calm of utopia.  I will never cower before the master, nor bend to any threat.  It’s my heritage to stand erect, proud & unafraid, to face the world boldly and say, ‘with Gods help, this I have done!’

I’ve had successes and failures, and I always learn more from my failures than my successes.  I am so thankful for Godly, Successful men who have mentored and continue to guide me as I trust God for continued direction.

Sincerely,

Dave Ober

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Posted by on October 28, 2015 in Uncategorized

 

Thoughts

These are areas I strive to improve every day!

-Always seek advise

-Have trusted advisors (mentors)

-Be humble and teachable

-Take responsibility

-Lead from the front

-Don’t take people for-granted

-People are more important than things

-Work on improving yourself

-Be a lifetime learner

-Have a personal relationship with God

-Don’t be in such a hurry

-Exercise

-Read the Bible

-Involve yourself in something bigger than yourself

-Impact is more important than impress

-Be real

-Be a good listener

-Treat all people with dignity and respect

-Forgive yourself and others

-Pursue progress not perfection

-Whenever you attempt to be different, know that you will have many critics

-Read, Listen and associate with people who will improve your life

-Guard your heart

Sincerely,

David A. Ober

 
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Posted by on October 18, 2015 in Uncategorized