Success requires that you take well-thought-out risks. There is a world of difference, however, between well-thought-out risks and gambling. Well-thought-out risks require sacrifice, persistence, hard work and focus. Gamblers are looking for the fast track to success. Gamblers seek the easy path to success. They want something for nothing.
The willingness to take well-thought-out risks, with no guarantees of success, takes courage. Courage is the opposite of fear. It is the act of moving forward toward a goal, purpose or life dream knowing you might fail. Successful people, on their journey towards achieving success, are willing to take well-thought-out risks. The risks are usually an enormous amount of time and money.
Those who are unwilling to take well-thought-out risks will never achieve success in life. Fortune favors the brave souls who, despite their fears of failure, march onward toward success.