If Bill Gates would've played it safe, there would be no Microsoft.
If Steve Jobs would've played it safe, Apple would just be a fruit.
If Stephen King would've played it safe, he'd be a no-named English teacher somewhere in small-town Maine.
If Michael Dell would've played it safe, there would be no computers bearing his name.
If Ray Kroc would've played it safe, McDonald's would've just been another hamburger joint, serving a few thousand each year instead of billions.
If Harland Sanders would've played it safe with his first social security check, nobody would have ever heard of Kentucky Fried Chicken.
If John Houseman, at age 71, would have played it safe, another actor would have played his signature character in The Paper Chase and his fine acting skills never would have entertained us.
If Michael Jordan would've played it safe and never picked up a basketball or if Tiger Woods would've played it safe and never would've picked up a set of golf clubs or if Wayne Gretzky and Neil Broten would've played it safe and never would've picked up a hockey stick . . .
If Tom Clancy would have played it safe and never penned any novels, he would just be another faceless insurance salesman.
If George Lucas would've played it safe, a multi-billion dollar franchise never would've come to being.
If Robin Williams . . . or Johnny Cash . . . or Bret Michaels . . . or Dean Koontz . . . or Clint Eastwood . . . or Barack Obama . . . or Don LaFontaine . . . or Harrison Ford . . . or John Sandford . . . or Ronald Reagan . . . or Arnold Schwarzeneger . . . or Donald Trump . . . or Dave Ramsey . . . or Seth Godin . . . or Martin Luther . . . or Martin Luther King Jr. . . . or Jesus . . .
If any of these and others would have played it safe, their talents and strengths never would have turned this world into a better place.
Why are you playing it safe?
It's time to get out there. Do something. Today. Right now.
The world is counting on it.