I got this from a friend's page.....
"The road to sucess is not "Straight". There is a curve called
"Failure", a loop called "Confusion", speed bumps called "friends", red
lights called "Enemies", caution lights called "Family". You will
have flats called "Jobs". But, if you have a spare called
"Determination", an enginie called "Perseverance", innsurance called
"Faith", you will get to a place called "Success".
"To laugh is to risk appearing a fool.
To weep is to risk appearing sentimental.
To reach out for another is to risk involvement
To expose feelings is to risk rejection
To place your dreams before the crowd is to risk redicule
To love is to risk not being loved in return
To go forward in the face of overwhelming odds is to risk failure
But risks must be taken
because the greatest hazard in life is to risk nothing
The person who risks nothing does nothing, has nothing, is nothing
He may avoid suffering and sorrow
but he cannot learn, feel, change, grow or love.
Chained by his certitudes, he is a slave
He has forfeited his freedom
Only a person who takes risks is free."