An MBA goes up to a fisherman and says “it looks like you have a very lucrative fishing business. Why don’t we work together to get more people to buy your fish?” The fisherman then says “OK, what will I do after that?” The MBA says “whatever you want” to which the fisherman asks “how is that any different than what I do right now?”
“To laugh is to risk appearing a fool.
To weep is to risk appearing sentimental.
To reach out for another is to risk involvement.
To expose feelings is to risk rejection.
To place your dreams before the crowd is to risk ridicule.
To love is to risk not being loved in return.
To go forward in the face of overwhelming odds is to risk failure.
But risks must be taken because the greatest hazard in life is to risk
The person who risks nothing does nothing, has nothing, is nothing.
He may avoid suffering and sorrow, but he cannot learn, feel, change, grow
Chained by his certitudes, he is a slave.
He has forfeited his freedom.
Only a person who takes risks is free.”
– “The Dilemma,” Author Unknown
“Do not let your fire go out, spark by irreplaceable spark,
in the hopeless swamps of the approximate,
the not-quite, the not-yet, the not-at-all.
Do not let the hero in your soul perish,
in lonely frustration for the life you deserved,
but have never been able to reach.
Check your road and the nature of your battle.
The world you desired can be won.
It exists, it is real, it is possible, it is yours.”
– Ayn Rand, 1905-1982, Russian-American Novelist
From her book “Atlas Shrugged”