Best Ever Quotations on Taking Control of Your Life

— You’ve heard the aphorisms before: “Nothing ventured, nothing gained.” “There is no progress without action” There are two distinct concepts in the phrase “take the chance.” The first

is about living more boldly, taking action despite the risk of failure. The second is more like “seize the day”. It’s about recognizing and not letting opportunities slip between your fingers. Its about doing things when you can and doing more of what brings you happiness and fulfillment. That is the essential message of my poem captured in the poster and first on the list of best ever quotations about taking a chance, going for it, being proactive.. 

Best Ever Quotations on Taking the Chance

  1. TAKE THE CHANCE TO . . . Read – reading stretches your mind and strengthens your heart; Think – thinking yields understanding and wisdom; Learn – learning empowers and enlarges you; Dream – dreams give your imagination wings; Feel – feeling paints your hours and days in vibrant colors; Remember – memories are the museum of your past; Try– trying is the first step to every achievement; Change -change is challenge; Work – work gives you independence and fills your days with purpose; Serve – service is the surest road to personal fulfillment; Smile – smiles sprinkle sunshine wherever they land; Laugh – laughter is music that makes your troubles dance; Give – giving is the best form of getting; Love – love opens your heart and fills it with joy. – Michael Josephson
  2. Nothing ventured, nothing gained.
  3. It is never too late to be what you might have been. George Eliot
  4. Take risks: if you win, you will be happy; if you lose, you will be wise. — Anonymous
  5. Behold the turtle. He makes progress only when he sticks his neck out. ~James Bryant Conant
  6. Obstacles are not there to stop you. They are there to challenge you. If you persevere you will prevail. – Michael Josephson
  7. The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now. Chinese Proverb
  8. Your happiness and success will likely turn on whether you worry more about making mistakes or missing opportunities. Michael Josephson
  9. It is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not have lived at all, in which case you have failed by default. K. Rowling
  10. Carpe diem! Seize the day!
  11. You can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something – your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life. Steve Jobs
  12. Destiny is not a matter of chance, it is a matter of choice; it is not a thing to be waited for, it is a thing to be achieved. — William Jennings Bryan
  13. There is only one way to avoid criticism: do nothing, say nothing, and be nothing. Aristotle
  14. You can’t eat an egg until you break its shell. Proverb
  15. Being bold does not mean you have to be rash or reckless, it merely means you want success more than you fear failure and you are willing to take calculated risks to achieve it. – MJ
  16. Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do, so throw off the bowlines, sail away from safe harbor, catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore, Dream, Discover. Mark Twain
  17. A man would do nothing, if he waited until he could do it so well that no one would find fault with what he has done” — Cardinal Newman
  18. Only a fool refuses to eat for fear that he will choke. Chinese Proverb
  19. Nothing will ever be attempted if all possible objections must be first overcome. — Samuel Johnson
  20. Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it.” — Goethe
  21. You end up with what you settle for. Thelma and Louise
  22. A ship in harbor is safe, but that is not what ships are built for. John A. Shedd
  23. Do one thing every day that scares you. Eleanor Roosevelt
  24. When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be. Lao Tzu
  25. Do the one thing you think you cannot do. Fail at it. Try again. Do better the second time. The only people who never tumble are those who never mount the high wire. This is your moment. Own it. Oprah Winfrey
  26. Take calculated risks. That is quite different from being rash. — General George Patton
  27. Don’t be afraid to take a big step. You can’t cross a chasm in two small jumps. — David Lloyd George
  28. If you are really careful you can avoid a lot of pain and failure but there are great risks in habitual prudence – you will never experience the greatest joys and achievements you are capable of. – Michael Josephson
  29. If you are not willing to risk the unusual, you will have to settle for the ordinary. Jim Rohn
  30. I can accept failure. Everybody fails at something. But I can’t accept not trying. Fear is an illusion. — Michael Jordan
  31. 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
  32. Every man dies, but not every man really lives. Braveheart
  33. Everything you’ve ever wanted is on the other side of fear. George Addair
  34. Go out on a limb. That’s where the fruit is. Frank Scully (often attributed to others)
  35. I am always doing that which I cannot do, in order that I may learn how to do it. — Pablo Picasso
  36. I am thankful for all of those who said NO to me. It’s because of them I’m doing it myself. Albert Einstein
  37. 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
  38. If things seem under control, you are just not going fast enough. Mario Andretti
  39. If you do what you’ve always done, you’ll get what you’ve always gotten. Tony Robbins
  40. If you risk nothing, then you risk everything. — Geena Davis
  41. It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare, it is because we do not dare that they are difficult. ~Seneca
  42. It’s a shallow life that doesn’t give a person a few scars. ~Garrison Keillor
  43. Many great ideas have been lost because the people who had them were too afraid of being laughed at. ~Author Unknown
  44. Often the difference between a successful person and a failure is not one has better abilities or ideas, but the courage to bet on one’s ideas, to take a calculated risk – and to act. Andre Malraux
  45. One does not discover new lands without consenting to lose sight of the shore for a very long time. — Andre Gide
  46. Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly. ~Robert F. Kennedy
  47. Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go. S. Eliot
  48. Opportunity dances with those on the dance floor. — Anonymous
  49. Prudence keeps life safe, but does not often make it happy. ~Samuel Johnson
  50. The way to develop self-confidence is to do the thing you fear and get a record of successful experiences behind you. — William Jennings Bryan
  51. What a waste of life it is to be so afraid of doing something wrong that we refuse to do what it takes to live large. – Michael Josephson
  52. What great thing would you attempt if you knew you could not fail? — Robert Schuller
  53. When you take risks you learn that there will be times when you succeed and there will be times when you fail, and both are equally important. Ellen DeGeneres
  54. The question isn’t who is going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me. Ayn Rand
  55. You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take. — Wayne Gretzky
  56. Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Steve Jobs

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