Jim Rohn said "If you are not willing to risk the usual you will have to settle for the ordinary." That's a great way to look at things. Many people who have done EXTRAORDINARYLY well... have risked more than you may ever know. Most people who have not risked much, have also not achieved much. I'm sure there are some exceptions, but the people who excels in sports, spend more time practicing then they do competing, that's why they do so well when they are competing, they practiced for that!