What are you willing to risk to grow your practice? The reality is that reward almost always requires some risk, whether it’s the risk of stepping outside your comfort zone, the risk of putting an investment on the line, or the risk of rejection.
There’s no point in taking foolish risks, but without taking some risk, you’re unlikely to accomplish your goals–unless, of course, you aim too low. By nature and by training, we lawyers tend to be a bit risk-averse. This month’s quotes offer food for thought on risk… How do you decide when to take a risk and what stakes to accept?
It seems to be a law of nature, inflexible and inexorable, that those who will not risk cannot win. ~John Paul Jones
You can measure opportunity with the same yardstick that measures the risk involved. They go together. ~Earl Nightingale
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
Often the difference between a successful man and a failure is not one’s better abilities or ideas, but the courage that one has to bet on his idea, to take a calculated risk, and to act. ~Maxwell Maltz