Sunday, February 27, 2011


"You can never cross the ocean unless you lose sight of the shore"

A very helpful excerpt provided of course that you would be riding a vessel and not swimming, because in that way, what is the use of losing sight of the shore when you won't last swimming to cross the ocean anyway?  Risk is good...  Risk takes courage...  Risk can make you succeed.  But in taking risks, you would also have to weigh the consequences and be aware of what you are capable of in order to achieve success.  There is a difference between risking because you have the courage and risking because you are stupid or simply do not care.  In business, the bigger the risk, the bigger the returns you get when you succeed.  But businessmen do not gamble away money and assets just for the hell of it.  It takes certain amount of research coupled with intuition to back up these risks.  When you risk, it is better to expect the worst so that when you don't get to win, you would be ready to face the losses.  In life, you take every kind of risk.  You risk being hit by a bus when you cross the street, you risk heartbreak when you commit into a relationship,  you risk side effects when you drink your medicine...  But of course you don't cross the street when the light is green, you don't commit yourself to a well-known rake, nor drink medicine without consulting the doctor.  Like everything else in life, risking has its merits... provided that you respect its limits.

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