“Please know that I am aware of the hazards. I want to do it because I want to do it.” Amelia Earhart
How many times have you heard “What would you do if you knew you could not ever fail?” There’s a lot of people who have produced amazing results by moving ahead and succeeding in the face of all the naysayers. That’s definitely the attitude that you should greet your tasks with.
Risk analysis is also an integral part of any undertaking. Blindly rushing in is a an immense opportunity for unscripted results. So you look at what *could* go wrong and what *will* go wrong to remediate where you can and make educated decisions.
But in those rare cases, maybe you need to go on your gut feeling. I’m going to do it because I want to sounds like a childish tantrum, but sometimes it’s what you need to do. Do the due diligence and risk analysis, mitigate where you can, and act prudently. But keep that restless questing adventurer spirit in your back pocket. You never know when you’ll need it.