As I watch my children grow into adults, the risks become more evident. I want to protect them from everything that will hurt but I have to let them go out into the world and experience those pains anyway; that is what will make them better people. Experiencing their own trials, developing their own strategies and creating their own lives. It is not our job as parents to create our children's destiny for them, we are here just to lay a foundation so when they take their own risks they have something to go by. This is step three of my understanding of risks: "Letting Go" and not holding onto preconceived notions about what outcome you may or may not have.
Obtaining a driver’s license doesn't make you a good driver, it only gives you permission to get behind the wheel. I make that analogy because it takes practice to become better at changing lanes or moving in different directions. Obtaining the tools to our lives doesn't make us better operators unless we practice using those tools. Sometimes you have to let go of your emotions and take the risk because not taking the risk will most likely leave you asking "What if..."
Take the risk!