I’ve heard Jim Carrey’s emphatic wisdom: “you can fail at what you don't want, so you might as well take a chance on doing what you love.”
That’s risk-taking, to me, and I desired to share my life with another soul who—despite the fear and failure and frustration and uncertainty on the other side of the risk—was motivated by the belief that there is GREAT reward in leaping. Leaping into the unknown with a knowing that the jump has so much possibility.
Two risk-takers together amplifies the energy of each individual—like being on a team of like-minded players. And, not all "risks" have to be as grand as cliff-diving; sometimes, being a risk-taker is saying words that feel important but vulnerable.