In my book, “Never Drink Coffee” there’s a quote I love in the beginning of Chapter 13 which starts “It’s impossible to live without failing unless you live so cautiously……”J.K. Rowling
I thought of this quote after hearing a story about my parents attending a not for profit “gaming night” a while ago.
What struck me about their story was when learning how some people in their group were very conservative with their gambling money even though the money wasn’t theirs.
To me this was crazy talk!! Because of course I am a gambler, I learned how to play craps in Wendover, Nevada before I was twenty-one years old. I’m the type of person that could stay at a winning blackjack table through the night in any given Casino.
Although I can’t say I’ve gambled much lately, gambling and taking risks is part of my DNA. In fact my ninety year old Grandmother (Julia Garcia) used to stay up all nights at the casino herself…sometimes I would take her, when I was in my college days.
So I understand why I gravitate to the types of quotes and ideas that talk about taking risks as being one of the roads to success. In running my business and even in directing my personal life I have taken numerous risks, therefore to gamble or not gamble….no question to me, I am a gambler!