Taking chances does not mean succeeding everytime. As I stated in my post KEY TO SUCCESS , taking risks means stepping out of your comfort zone from time to time. Taking chances means to do something which involves risks. In most cases, this risk is failure. We all tend to have a negative and disadvantageous view of failure. The truth is that failure is one of the only things that make us stronger and helps us build our character, along with the quality of resilience. Failure teaches us the art of persistance and one great example of failing and rising is Abraham Lincoln. Before becoming the 16th President of the United States of America, he lost eight elections, suffered from a mental breakdown and failed in business twice. Failure taught him perseverance, which assisted him in leading his country through its hardest times. Taking chances means accepting failure at times, and failure leads us to success. So take chances, take the risk of failure, because failure is the only way you can thrive and rise above.