Unwillingness to take risks
Once someone asked a farmer if he had planted wheat for the season. The farmer replied, “No. I was afraid it wouldn’t rain.” The man asked , “Did you plant corn?” The farmer said, “No. I was afraid of insects eating the corn.” Then the man asked, “What did you plant?” The farmer said, “Nothing. I played it safe.”
Success requires taking calculative risks. Many opportunities are lost because of indecision.
Indecision derived from self- limiting beliefs and fear of failure or fear of the unknown.
The reality is that everything in life is risky.
John C Maxwell wisely says: “When it comes to taking risks, I believe there are two kinds of people: those who don’t dare try new things, and those who don’t dare miss them.”
Jim Stovall advises, “Don’t wait for all the lights to be green before you leave the house.” If you wait for perfect timing, you’ll wait forever. And the more you wait, the more tired you’ll get.”
“While one person hesitates because he feels inferior, the other is busy making mistakes and becoming superior.” – Henry C Link.