"Throughout my financial career, I have continually witnessed examples of other people that I have known being ruined by a failure to respect risk. If you don’t take a hard look at risk, it will take you."- Larry Hite.
In life, there are the good and the bad sides and for each of these, you have to use your head to determine to never get down behind the process. Take the process head on and don't forget to pay the respect.
You must learn to respect the process irrespective of the side it falls represents.
Risk is life's bloodline and for what its worth, you must be sure to know when to put and when to call. The process needs mastering and without a mastery, you cannot know if the risk is worth the trial.
Life is a process of moving from step one to the last of the steps that may appear at the end of the horizon. You don't get to take the entire step of your journey in a day, you move one step at a time.
Risk what you can and as you do that, see that the risk doesn't just get to be a senseless risk, respect the process and allow it become more than just a risk to be taken and one that makes value for you at the long run.