“Risk comes from not knowing what you’re doing.” –Warren Buffett
The implication of the above quote would therefore be “know what you’re doing” and, of course, “avoid risk”.
For sure, if there were millions under our discretion, we’d want Uncle Warren managing our funds. He’s a master at balancing financial risk and return.
And yet, with the rest of life, is only risk-averse and knowledge-welded how we really want to live? Is that actually living?
Do we not take action until we have it all figured out?
Do we have to “see the whole staircase” before we take a step toward our dreams?
Rarely is a weekly JOLT over-quoted, but today it seemed appropriate:
“Life is about not knowing, having to change, taking the moment and making the best of it, without knowing what’s going to happen next.” –Gilda Radner
“I think on some level, you do your best things when you’re a little off-balance, a little scared. You’ve got to work from mystery, from wonder, from not knowing.” –Willem Dafoe
“Living is a form of not being sure, not knowing what next or how. The moment you know how, you begin to die a little.” –Agnes de Mille
“The only thing that makes life possible is permanent, intolerable uncertainty; not knowing what comes next.” –Ursula K. Le Guin
Got not knowing?
“I see my path, but I don’t know where it leads. Not knowing where I’m going is what inspires me to travel it.” –Rosalia de Castro
DARRELL W. GURNEY, Executive/ Career Coach and 20-year recruiting veteran, supports people at all levels to make fulfilling and profitable career transitions. His first book, Headhunters Revealed! Career Secrets for Choosing and Using Professional Recruiters, was winner of the Clarion Award for Best Book by the Association for Women in Communications and was reviewed in Publishers Weekly. His newest book, Never Apply for a Job Again: Break the Rules, Cut the Line, Beat the Rest, has been endorsed by bestselling thought leaders such as Harvey Mackay, Keith Ferrazzi, and Dr. Ivan Misner. A personal and business brand strategist, Darrell’s Stealth Method of networking has helped folks expand their reach within both careers and new client circles. He speaks, leads workshops, and is a media expert on subjects such as recruiting, networking, and finding one’s passion. He was recently named Networking Expert for BeyondB-School.com and offers webinars and programs that get MBA students and working professionals out, connected, and landed.
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