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.