Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Don't fail to try new things!

"It is alright to try and fail, but don't fail to try!"

There is an element of risk whenever we venture into something new. The problem with many people is that they spend too much time worrying about failures, calculating risks and finally got themselves chain up and not able to take any actions to achieve anything they had dreamed about.

That is not the case with the young one. They always willing to try new things and dare to ask for this or that from their parent. They do not have any fear that their request will be rejected. This is not so when they have grown up.

Below are some quotes that might be useful:

The person who risks nothing, does nothing, has nothing, is nothing, and becomes nothing. He may avoid suffering and sorrow, but he simply cannot learn and feel and change and grow and love and live.” - Leo F. Buscaglia

“Often the difference between a successful person and a failure is not one has better abilities or ideas, but the courage that one has to bet on one's ideas, to take a calculated risk - and to act.” - Andre Malraux

“Most people can do extraordinary things if they have the confidence or take the risks. Yet most people don't. They sit in front of the telly and treat life as if it goes on forever.” - Philip Andrew Adams

“It's not because things are difficult that we dare not venture. It's because we dare not venture that they are difficult.” - Seneca

Isn't it true that we seldom procrastinate doing things that we enjoy, yet many of us frequently defer or avoid tasks that involve something new? Well, don't holds back any longer; just take all the necessary steps and success could be just around the corner for you!

Photo 1 by bryanpearson taken from this source
Photo 2 by bryankennedy taken from this source

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Mr. Biggs said...

Sam i love his quote, “The person who risks nothing, does nothing, has nothing, is nothing, and becomes nothing. He may avoid suffering and sorrow, but he simply cannot learn and feel and change and grow and love and live.” - Leo F. Buscaglia

You always manage to get great quotes to inspire. Thanks


Titania Starlight said...

Once again your quotes applied so well to your philosophy. We as adults lose that special sense of advneture in everything around them. Even in our early twenties we still have that eagerness to try and learn new things. But alas, when we mature we are too often worn maybe even scarred by the many traumas and negative experiences. It is a little harder to pick oneself up and dust off as when we are younger. I always enjoy reading and hearing about our older population trying and doing new things. What an inspiration. We all can and should tap into the adventuresome child that resides within us all. :o)

Jennifer said...

Hi Sam...

My father took piano lessons at the age of 75! Yay for him!

Nice post!


lilifxt said...

hi sam very nice post very motivating sometimes when i try new things as blogging for example at beginning i felt depressed no one is reading so i abandoned blogging after few weeks when i found very few comments and readers i said i will keep trying to enter the blogging world i felt im not good i will still keep trying to do my best
thx for that post
best wishes

WaterLearner said...

Hey Sam!

When one takes risk, one explores the arena out of his own comfort zone. And when one is out of one's comfort zone, many times latent potential inside us will spring forth.

But frankly, it take courage and a no-fear attutide towards failure to do that.

Thanks Sam. Good one!

surjit said...

Great motivating words:
...“The person who risks nothing, does nothing, has nothing, is nothing, and becomes nothing... 'and nothing comes out of nothing.
You are absolutely right Sam, that one must have courage to try new ideas and take 'calculated risk' in life....
A wonderful post.Thanks for sharing.
God bless.

BillyWarhol said...

Nice Blog Sam!

Inspiring Quotes!

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Sam Chan said...

Hi Mr Biggs,

I am glad you like the quotes. Thanks for your nice and motivating comments.

My best wishes to you.

Sam Chan said...

Hi Titania,

Thanks for sharing your valuable thoughts. Indeed many had stopped learning and exploring new things thinking that they are too old.

Let's be the generation that continue to enjoy trying and learning new things.

Blessings to you.

Sam Chan said...

Hi Jennifer,

That's a great example for us to follow! Thanks for sharing an inspiring example of your father. If God willing, I would also want to continue to learn and try new things no matter at what age.

Blessings to you Jennifer.

Sam Chan said...

Hi Lili,

Practice made perfect! As long as we keep trying new things we will grow well and there is nothing really difficult given time. Thanks for sharing your personal experience.

Best Wishes

Sam Chan said...

Hi Karen,

Thank you for your insight and wisdom! I am always impressed by your valuable views. You are indeed a very wise lady!

“Each time we face our fear, we gain strength, courage, and confidence in the doing.”

Blessings to you Karen.

Sam Chan said...

Hi Surjit,

Thanks for your kind support and encouragement! You are indeed an example of one who are always willing to try new things. I really got a lot to learn from you.

God bless

Sam Chan said...

Hi Billy,

Thanks for your kind and motivating words. I am glad that you liked my blog. Thanks for sharing the site. You are right! is a great site.

Best wishes.

JesseTheCat said...

Sam, its sometimes very difficult to begin something new.Its easy, as you mention here, to do the things one enjoys...and procrastinate over everything else.I have the habit of doing just that.I dont like chores so there are times I have to try and force myself, then if I am slack, I become angry with myself.This post reminds me of some important try new things a lot more often, and not to procrastinate when I need to do things I dont like.Though its easier said than done.I have to try even harder to make it a good habit! Good habits can be worked on and formed,with a little change of attitude.
Thanks for the wonderful post, Sam,( which somehow came at just the right time again).... and a Happy day to you and your family.

ps...and many thanks for all your help with the html earlier today I appreciate it a whole lot.

Jesse Blogs It All !

Sam Chan said...

Hi Jesse,

I am glad you find this post useful.

Indeed, it can be difficult at times to begin something new but let's not fail to try new things that are beneficial. Trying our new things could lead us to new findings and achievements.

I can see your signature (html link) at the end of your comment! Well, that's a good example of trying out new things that can bring joy when it works. :-)

Blessings to you and yours.

Dawn said...

What a lovely entry. Risking is sometimes painful, but necessary. So glad I've found your blog. :-)

Dawn said...

It can't work in fact, that is exactly what I believe.