Give courage to your dreams
Although taking a risk does not guarantee success, avoiding risk does guarantee failure. Risk is not the enemy of achievement. It is a companion of achievement. Only when there's a chance of something going wrong can anything get done right. Progress is built on risks which have been foreseen, accepted and effectively managed.

To get from here to there necessarily involves some degree of risk. Be cautioned. Be careful. Be smart. Be prepared. But don't be stopped.

Prepare yourself to achieve by preparing for the risks that will surely come in the course of that achievement. Value is built as you move through those risks, for they are what separate real accomplishments from mere wishes.

Put yourself on the line. Have the confidence to succeed. Give courage to your dreams and they will blossom by your efforts into reality.

Copyright Ralph S. Marston, Jr. Used by permission. From The Daily Motivator® at