Fear can be crippling.
What is your risk threshold? Do you make a list of pros and cons when you have to make a big decision? Are you trying new things at work or resurrecting all the projects you've already done?
In many corporate roles, trying new processes, launching new products, and driving change of any kind can be intimidating. Often the effort is just not worth the risk. The game-changers in the organization are up against "if it ain't broke, don't fix it."
In startup roles, however, doing the "same old thing" is deemed risky, and often downright frightening. In fact, the best founders ensure that they are trying new things, because the risky path equals complacence.
Are you risk averse or are you always taking risks? Let us know about it in the comments below.