Shoot your shot? Take a chance? Society bombards us with messages, phrases, examples and stories of how taking risk is the key to success, but is anything ever that simple? We asked some of the brightest folks we know to tell us about how they think about risk. We’ve shared their responses below.

Cara Grayson | Fashion Model & Educator

When I think about risks, I tend to get a bit of anxiety at first. Which is so ironic because I’ve taken a lot of risks in my life. I took a risk and moved to Texas from Arkansas at 18 for college. I took a risk when starting my modeling career! But that’s the thing, I look back on the risks that I have taken and I remember the that my Faith kept me during those moments! Read more>>

Dawso The Kidd | Artist & Business owner

Life is all about taking risks. Building a business as a young entrepreneur is a risk in itself, I truly believe if you don’t take risks in life how will you ever know what you’re capable of. Success doesn’t come over night it comes to those who take that leap of faith and put their talents out there. Read more>>

Moriah Burchfield | Commercial Set Dresser

I believe risk is absolutely essential for any growth in your life. I look at risk the same way I try to look at fear. Is this something worth walking through the hardness of, for the unseen side of glory beyond the discomfort? If the answer is yes, then I try to try. Read more>>

LaMarquis Letchaw | Flavor Curator

I think of risks as a necessary element to self development. I was raised understanding faith; faith to me is deciding to humbly follow through on my beliefs without knowing the status of the intended outcome. Which is truly a risk. There would be no chance to evolve or progress without risking that faith. Read more>>