Playing it safe

It is a far greater risk to do nothing in life, than it is to do something.

We can say we have big dreams, we can proclaim that we want to help and do something for the greater good, and to an extent begin that process; and still not really believe in the possibility. If we did, we would never give up.

We don’t even have to give up physically, we can give up in our minds and in our attitude. In the context of business, some believe we fail our way to success.

I’m not saying that there won’t be business ideas that flop because they have not been planned properly, or they weren’t viable businesses to start with, and that we should never give up on them.

I’m simply saying that we have a dream to do something, like start a business or whatever; and our first attempt fails, then shake it off. Come up with another idea, test and try, and get back up.

The true definition of failure isn’t found in the number of times we fall down, but in our failure to get back up.

I love this quote by Thomas Edison, an inventor and businessman linked to the invention of the lightbulb and the motion picture camera; “I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.”

Published by Leanne

Social media manager for Oxford University Press. Entrepreneur and writer. Here to inspire.

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