The signs are everywhere. Sheryl Sandberg tells us to “Lean In”. Cheryl Laughlin inspires us to “be BOLD“. Nike motivates us to “Just Do It”. Apple stirs us to “Think different”. Even the pink, blue and red question marks on a classic Monopoly board tempt us to take a “Chance”, which is exactly what today – April 23rd, Take A Chance Day – is all about.
As a site that features women who prove that in order to get what you want, you have to take a chance, we’re using THIS honorary day to drive home WYSK’s 365 day a year mission of encouraging all women to “make things happen in their world”.
To add even more oomph to our WYSKy nudge, here are 10 awesome quotes from some awesome women to inspire you to take a chance.
Do one thing every day that scares you.
– Eleanor Roosevelt
You get what you settle for.
– Thelma and Louise
Pearls don’t lie on the seashore. If you want one, you must dive for it.
– Chinese Proverb
If we listened to our intellect, we’d never have a love affair. We’d never have a friendship. We’d never go into business because we’d be too cynical. Well, that’s nonsense. You’ve got to jump off cliffs all the time and build your wings on the way down.
– Annie Dillard
Security is mostly a superstition. Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.
– Helen Keller
It is never too late to be what you might have been.
– George Eliot (aka Mary Ann Evans)
It is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not have lived at all, in which case you have failed by default.
– J.K. Rowling
And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.
– Anais Nin
The question isn’t who is going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me.
– Ayn Rand
Opportunity dances with those on the dance floor.
So tell us… what are YOU going to take a chance on?