I'm terrified of risks.
But there are smart risks and dumb risks.
The risk it costs me to approach an unknown director and let him know I score movies is much much lower than the risk of jumping out of an airplane without a parachute.
Yes, we should take risks. But we should calculate the right kind of risk when moving toward our road to success. Once we figure out the right kind of risk we should take it often and without hesitation.