Losing yourself

To dare is to risk losing your footing for a moment. Not to dare is to risk losing yourself.

Soren Kierkegaard



Take a chance

My father could have been a great comedian but he didn’t believe that that was possible for him, and so he made a conservative choice. Instead, he got a safe job as an accountant and when I was 12 years old he was let go from that safe job, and out family had to do whatever we could to survive.

I learned many great lessons from my father. Not the least of which was that: You can fail at what you don’t want. So you might as well take a chance on doing what you love.

Jim Carrey


Take chances

Even when you have doubts, take that step. Take chances. Mistakes are never a failure—they can be turned into wisdom.

Cat Cora


Get nervous!

Anything that gets your blood racing is probably worth doing.

Hunter S. Thompson

Risking the usual

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

Jim Rohn


Risk or settle

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

Jim Rohn


The risk of playing it safe

Realize that sleeping on a futon when you’re in your 30s is not the worst thing. You know what’s worse, sleeping in a king bed next to a wife you’re not really in love with but for some reason you married, and you got a couple kids, and you got a job you hate. You’ll be laying there fantasizing about sleeping on a futon. There’s no risk when you go after a dream. There’s a tremendous amount of risk to playing it safe.

Bill Burr