Words of Wisdom: “Take Risks”-Denzel Washington

I love this short but powerful Words of Wisdom clip from the legendary Denzel Washington!

While speaking to college graduates, Denzel encouraged them to step out of their comfort zone, and try new things in order to move forward. Yes, they all will fail at some point (we ALL do…if you’re not, you’re not doing enough). However, with each new risk is a new learning opportunity and chance for growth. “Nothing in life is worthwhile unless you take risks, Denzel said. “To get something you’ve never had, you have to do something you never did.”

I felt that in my spirit today. That’s been my life for the past few years. It doesn’t mean I’m not scared or extremely anxious about stepping out on faith and going after what I want. But without taking some risks, you ultimately risk being stuck, settling for things that aren’t truly made for you. That’s with your career, love, family, finances, etc. I’m not saying make dumb decisions without thinking things through, but if all that’s stopping you is fear or discomfort, then you need to take that risk! 

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