I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not live. (Henry David Thoreau)
In life we are called to venture… As we live, we gain experiences from our encounters and the people or activities we engage.
The word venture refers to an undertaking involving uncertainty as to the outcome, especially a risky or dangerous one. How else would a mountain-climber know what it is to reach the summit if he/she does not take on a mountain-climbing venture. As our lives’ journey would allow us, our summits are the highest points of attainment or aspiration; the summit of our own ambition. How high are you going to let your ambition make you climb?
Entrepreneurs take on a venture when they speculate whether or not a commercial decision puts their enterprise at risk in the hope of profit. As individuals we to have such decisions to make with our own investments. As we say, “we work hard for our money”, we speculate whether or not that glamorous extra income opportunity that requires us to invest what we have in the hope of earning more. We also ponder on whether or not it is more lucrative to pay for further education or buy a vehicle or purchase that dream house(or what we can afford until further notice).