Motivation and Risk

To laugh is to risk appearing the fool,
To weep is to risk appearing sentimental,
To reach out for another is to risk involvement,
To expose the feelings is to risk exposing yourself,
To place ideas and dreams before the crowd is to risk loss,
To love is to risk rejection,
To live is to risk dying,
To hope is to risk despair,
To try at all is to risk failure,
But risk we must,
Because the greatest risk is to risk nothing,
For those that risk nothing,
Do nothing, have nothing, are nothing.


  1. Eleonor from says:

    Oh I like the poem…I couldn’t agree more on motivation..:)

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