The Risk Poem

I do not know who wrote this, but have seen it a number of times and wanted to share it with you as it has a great message.


The Risk Poem

To laugh is to risk appearing a fool,
To weep is to risk appearing sentimental
To reach out to another is to risk involvement,
To expose feelings is to risk exposing your true self
To place your ideas and dreams before a crowd is to risk their loss
To love is to risk not being loved in return,
To hope is to risk despair,
To try is to risk failure.

But risks must be taken because the greatest hazard in life is to risk nothing.
The person who risks nothing, does nothing, has nothing, is nothing.
He may avoid suffering and sorrow,
But he cannot learn, feel, change, grow or live.
Chained by his servitude he is a slave who has forfeited all freedom.
Only a person who risks is free.


About Attila Ovari

Attila Ovari is an Entrepreneur that loves life and is passionate about adventure. Attila Ovari writes, speaks and coaches to inspire others to better themselves through following their passions and chasing their dreams. He has developed his passions of inspiration, leadership and strategy into strengths through his businesses and community pursuits.

Posted on Thursday, 08 Nov 2012, in Uncategorized and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 11 Comments.

  1. Perfect! I just have to risk something today! =>

  2. Risk usually equates a learning experience for me.

    “Nothing risked, nothing gained”
    Great post!

  3. This was a really appropriate, nice thing to read this week. Thanks for sharing it!

  4. “Life is inherently risky.
    There is only one big risk you should avoid at all costs,
    and that is the risk of doing nothing.” ~ Denis Waitley

    Love, hugs and prayers…ME and the Boss

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