Each time you look to do something that is out of your comfort zone your internal narrative tells you, “There is a risk.” So you stop, and rarely follow through.
I never followed through because the risk was always too high so I sat waiting for permission. Overcoming that internal narrative is not simple. It requires a certain level of purpose and a thorough understanding of your why.
What I have come to learn over the decades of giving into risk is that it sucks. If you give risk too much power, it robs you of your dreams. And when you allow risk to win, all you will have left at the end is regret.