In every moment of life, you are given choices. Each decision made has the power to impact your life one way or another. If, when faced with an obstacle, you always elect the easy route and don’t take chances, nothing great can be achieved. Look back at your life, at some of the decisions you made. When you had success, did it come from an easy choice? Taking chances can be scary, but without risk, the reward is minimal. Frederick Wilcox stated that "Progress always involves risk; you can't steal second base and keep your foot on first." You will never know if you can succeed at something if you don’t try. And if it does lead to failure, at least you know that you took the chance; so readjust, and try again!