It’s been a hard week, one in which I doubted whether risks I wanted to take for myself were even worth it, whether the payoff would be great enough. But I had to remind myself:
If you dare nothing, then when the day is over, nothing is all you will have gained.
-Neil Gaiman, The Graveyard Book
There is always a chance of failure, but that doesn’t mean I shouldn’t take that chance. If we live our lives by taking the safe route, we’ll never get anywhere. I have to remind myself that I can’t rely on other people or on luck (luck is rarely on my side, anyway). I’m only going to get somewhere if I try. This quote is a good reminder that it’s up to me what my life amounts to, whether that is nothing, or something.
What did you think of this week’s quote? Is there another quote that reminds you to take risks? (I know there are some good ones out there.)