Sunday, October 9, 2016

Quote of the Day - Risk

The single most important determinant of the level of success a person achieves in any career is how he or she deals with the risks that career presents.

Creativity requires risk.  So do exploration and innovation.  Anyone who thinks outside the box is taking a risk.  Leadership brings many risks.  Courage is exercised in the face of risk.  Investments involve risk.  Decision-making always means a certain degree of risk.

Consider Columbus sailing into the unknown.  Our founding fathers signing the Declaration of Independence.  Lincoln introducing the Emancipation Proclamation.  The Wright brothers at Kitty Hawk.  Eisenhower on D-Day.  John Kennedy during the Cuban Missile Crisis.  Rosa Parks on a bus.  Greatness in any endeavor is often measured in terms of the risks a person faces.  Heroism is earned in the face of risk.  Success is defined by risks taken and overcome.

- Ben Carson, Take the Risk

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