“You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take”
I have been taking chances literally all my life. I would like to think most of it is innate, at least when it came to confidence in my physical abilities. That supreme confidence did not match my initial shyness and reluctance around people, particular of the opposite sex. I eventually grew out of that, though I am just naturally quiet around new people, but my ability and willingness to take chances, however innate also had to be coupled with learned behavior.