I suppose taking on any undertaking is always a risk. All the achievers, I know, have been and are risk takers. People constantly tell me I’m mad to be involved in our project in Malawi. It’s too far away, you’re too old, what do you know about it, leave it to the experts, what about all the needy people in Ireland? I always felt that you need to be a little mad, at least, to take risks. It is not normal behaviour, but we all do it to some extent. In the current climate in Ireland we need risk takers, people who have an idea and go for it, against all the odds. We need to support and encourage such people, because they are, maybe, the only hope we have.
Risk (Author Unknown)
To laugh is to risk appearing the fool.
To weep is to risk being called sentimental.
To reach out to another is to risk involvement.
To express feelings is to risk exposing your true self.
To place your ideas, your dreams, before the crowd is to risk being laughed at
To love is to risk not being loved in return.
To live is to risk dying.
To hope is to risk despair.
But risks must be taken, because the greatest hazard in life is to risk nothing.
The person who risks nothing, has nothing, and becomes nothing.
One may avoid suffering and sorrow, but simply can’t learn and feel and change and grow and love and live.
Chained by certitudes, you are a slave; forfeiting your freedom.
Only the person who risks is truly free.
To take a risk is to have belief, to have trust beyond ourselves
It is more than Fate, it’s Faith
Go for it in the name of the Lord, whatever you perceive him to be.