That’s the saying, isn’t it? Basically, take the risk or don’t try. It’s always stressful when you deal with extremes and this phrase is an extreme at its finest. It’s one of many varieties of phrases that tell a person that you need to go for it. Risk failure. Win it all. Or die trying. Other varieties* include:
- Shoot for the moon. If you fall, you’ll catch a star.
- No pain, no gain.
- Every champion was once a contender who refused to go up.
- It’s not about how hard you can hit. It’s about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward.
They’re all different, but the message is the same. You have to take the risk if you want to create something magical. That’s the dream isn’t it? To risk it all and have something magical. But what’s the cost? Your comfort? Your home? Your family? How calculated is your risk supposed to be? How much comfort are you supposed to leave behind? Or are you supposed to go in, firing your laser?
There’s always something to think about, isn’t there? But “a goal without a plan is just a wish”. So at what point are you supposed to stop wishing?
* two of these are from Rocky