Progress always involves risks. You can’t steal second base and keep your foot on first. (Frederick Wilcox, late British athlete)

Muhammad Ali said, “He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life.” Well, it is true, isn’t it, that life involves risks, whether it’s crossing the street at a busy intersection or failing to get your flu shot? On the other hand, surely we want to reduce the risk factor as much as possible. Think ahead, take precautions, prepare, and move ahead with faith.

So prepare your minds for action and exercise self-control. (1 Peter 1:13)