“Progress always involves risk; you can’t steal second base and keep your foot on first.” ~Frederick Wilcox

“Why not go out on a limb? Isn’t that where the fruit is?” ~Frank Scully

Or as Peter learned, you have to step out of the boat in order to walk on water.

What do these three situations have in common? A reward. Desire. And a calculated risk.

Not some dare-devil insanity like tight-rope walking across the Niagara Falls without years of practice over a net. But, taking a risk after weighing the possible outcomes.

With the pros and cons in mind, we decide whether the risk (and possible loss) is worth the reward. Calculating our chance of success and the best timing.

At some point, I must step out and take a risk. Or I’ll forever be on the sidelines.

So, I’m taking a risk by sticking a stamp on a book proposal and shoving it through the mail slot. It’s time for me to be courageous.

What about you? Are you a risk-taker or overly-cautious?

Courageous Risk-Taking
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3 thoughts on “Courageous Risk-Taking

  • February 22, 2010 at 1:54 pm


    I think it's time you took that risk and mailed it out. Good things are waiting.

    Love and Hugs ~ Kat

    By the way, if you get a chance stop by my blog for a wonderful two book giveaway!

  • February 22, 2010 at 7:12 pm

    >Hi Candee –

    Good for you! I'm entering the Genesis contest, which is a big risk for me.

    Susan 🙂

  • February 23, 2010 at 9:44 am


    Your blog offers great encouragement. Numerous magazines are begging for good devotionals. You should submit yours to them, so they'd reach more people.


    PS. You can take bigger risks than submitting manuscripts. Make your antagonists really evil or give your protagonists impossible tasks. Now that'd be bold.

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