Taking Risks: Why The Greatest Risk in Life is Not Taking One

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Lessons from Michael Jordan

In life, we often face difficult decisions and challenging situations that require us to take risks. Whether it’s starting a new business, pursuing a new career path, or trying something new, taking risks can be scary. However, as Michael Jordan once said, “I can accept failure, everyone fails at something. But I can’t accept not trying.”

The greatest risk in life is not taking one. When we don’t take risks, we limit ourselves and miss out on potential opportunities for growth, learning, and success. Here are some lessons we can learn from Michael Jordan about taking risks:

  1. “I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I’ve been trusted to take the game-winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.”

Michael Jordan’s success was not built on a perfect record, but rather on the many times he failed and the risks he took. By taking risks and pushing himself beyond his comfort zone, he was able to develop the skills and resilience necessary to become one of the greatest basketball players of all time.

  1. “If you’re trying to achieve, there will be roadblocks. I’ve had them; everybody has had them. But obstacles don’t have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don’t turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it.”

Taking risks can be challenging, and there will undoubtedly be obstacles and setbacks along the way. However, as Michael Jordan suggests, we shouldn’t let these roadblocks stop us from pursuing our goals. Instead, we should view them as opportunities to learn, grow, and find new ways to overcome challenges.

Taking risks is an essential part of life, and the greatest risk we can take is not taking one at all. By following in the footsteps of Michael Jordan and embracing failure and obstacles, we can learn and grow from our experiences and achieve great things. So, the next time you’re faced with a decision that requires you to take a risk, remember these words of wisdom from Michael Jordan and take the leap.

About Terry McDaniel

What motivates me? 1. Fun. 2. Learning. 3. Blessing and prospering people before profit. 4. Being the hero.
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