We're told to take risks. We weigh the pros, the cons, and either jump at the Chance or don't. Putting one's writing 'out there' is a risk. Performing is a risk. Almost anything having to do with people and relationship involves tons of risk.
Of course, if one has a sound financial backing, taking a creative risk is easier. Multiple losses can dent one's confidence, big time. Situations, Illness, Change create doubt. I keep trying, and will. I try to ascertain and discern, and take risks wisely. The best blessing, I think, is having a Someone in your life who believes in you. I hope you have such a Someone!!