How do you think about risk? What role has taking risks played in your life/career? Check out responses from hidden gems from our community below.

Mickey Factz | Founder, CEO & Dean of Students at Pendulum Ink Academy

Risk taking is not for the feint of heart. It is a true test of someone who has guts, goals and grandiose expectations. Risk for some can be seen as gambling. For me its looked at as purpose. Mapping out a plan and executing it through risk is one of the greatest joys in life a lot of people won’t ever experience. Without risks, this interview would have never happened. Id be a completely different person. Read more>>

Arielle Moore | Content Creator and Creative

Risk… the most intimidating yet rewarding thing to do. I have always been the type of person to just do things on a whim and pray that the outcome was good. I would say it worked out to my benefit. My mother would say otherwise, but everything is a lesson and the biggest rewards come from betting on yourself. Of course, there will be mistakes along the way, but each mistake is an important page in my book of life lessons. Read more>>

Erica Juergensen | Farrier, boarding barn owner, & riding instructor

I am naturally an overthinker, like many other people are, and have learned a huge amount of the benefits from taking risks. Not allowing myself to overthink nor over analyze and just go for it. No one is going to do it for you and no one’s going to be there to hold your hand. You’ll never become the greatness that you want to be IF you do not take the risk that are necessary. Read more>>