The greatest people in history were some of the biggest risk takers, either on the battlefield or just in a lab. And most business owners that are in the big leagues have owned more businesses than just that one. They have failed, they have lost everything. And they just got back up, brushed off the dirt and never gave up. All that hard work that they were probably criticized at the time for, is now being praised. Which doesn't make alot of sense, think if more people were compassionate about risk taking and instead of it being such a negative thing, maybe making it more positive.
What if that person, after one attempt just gave up because he didn't want to take the risk again. What if he was the person that was trying to develop cures for illness, or on the brink of a new technological discovery. Well, I guess you can see my point, because of this risk taking we now have all of those luxuries and things that most people don't even think about on a daily basis.
So ask yourself, do you take enough risks?