Nothing Ventured, Nothing Gained
Rev. Dr. Kitty Boitnott, NBCT
Certified Life Strategies, Stress Management, and Holistic Life Coach
For today's video message, click here.You have heard the saying, "Nothing ventured, nothing gained." Did you know that it was a quote from Benjamin Franklin? I didn't until recently, but it makes sense. Ben Franklin was full of suggestions for living better. Another one of his famous quotes was "Early to bed, and early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise," and another good one is "One today is worth two tomorrows."
I offer this saying for your consideration because I think many of us stop ourselves from "venturing" into unknown territory whether it is a job, a relationship, or some other aspect of our lives out of fear. We fear failure for sure. We fear what others will say about our failure perhaps even more.
But this simple but straightforward statement is a reminder that "nothing ventured, nothing gained" which means if you don't want to grow, don't take any chances. Most of our best learning comes from failure. No one is immune from falling down once in a while, and everyone benefits from stretching themselves at least occasionally.
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Until next time.
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