You cannot swim for new horizons until you have courage to lose sight of the shore. (William Faulkner, late Nobel prize-winning author)
Author Mark Batterson put it another way: “The greatest opportunities were the scariest lions. Part of me has wanted to play it safe, but I’ve learned that taking no risks is the greatest risk of all.” It’s often a difficult decision: do I, or don’t I? The answer may depend upon ability, resources, and opportunities. And considering the risks is an important issue to answer first.
A prudent person foresees danger and takes precautions. The simpleton goes blindly on and suffers the consequences. (Proverbs 22:3)