nothing ventured, nothing gained

Nothing ventured, nothing gained is a very common idiom which you more than likely recognize or have heard at least once in your life. Nothing ventured, nothing gained means that if you do not take risks, you will never accomplish anything. It is a way to give motivation for trying new things, adventurous things, even risky things in order to accomplish various goals and to get somewhere in life, rather than standing back and watching others succeed.