Take a ride with risk, it will take you to reward.
What your imagination can’t fathom is the dangerous stuff, and it’s why risk can never be mastered
By Morgan Housel in his book Same as Ever
You always have a spark, a nudge, a tingling feeling, a lightbulb that goes off in your head while doing things that ignite your interest and curiosity.
It could be anything from small things like feeding stray dogs, taking sunset pictures from the middle of the road (not recommended though!), etc., to slightly more complex things like skydiving, leaving your job to start your own company, and countless other things.
Every time you feel excited about something, there is always a parallel thought about what the downside might be. What will happen if things don't go as planned? What about the risks?
And these risk factors tend to overshadow the initial excitement.
Pursuing something new and stepping out of your comfort zone will always come with its own risks. The reality is that you can take all known measures to minimize the risk, but you can never fully control it.
There are many things that can unexpectedly arise and turn out to be significant risks. COVID and the subsequent market crash are classic examples.
There are things that you cannot anticipate when making a decision, and that's okay. Being aware that there are other hidden risks that you don't know about should be enough to make the leap.
What's the worst that can happen? Maybe you will have to try again and be prepared for an additional risk.
It is completely fine to try again!