Using public transportation in 5 different countries was a challenge, that although it scared me, I knew I had to tackle to get the full experience. My Italian is mediocre at best, and figuring out trains in different languages is no easy task. A lot of hand gestures, broken italian, and "thank you's" in all the languages I could think of, got me through the trip. Even after one late train in Salzburg caused me to spend a night in the Bologna train station, I keep exploring, adventuring, and experiencing. I knew I needed to see more, even if things didn't work perfectly on one of my many trips. I eventually got home after a long day of traveling. I even took the train to Venice two weeks later. I guess the ordeal didn't scare me away from traveling, after all.
I ended up going to 5 countries in my 4 months abroad. I made it to twelve cities and back to America in one piece.
Taking a risk can provide a high reward in the business world. If entrepreneurs want to succeed they can't be deterred by one missed train or a fear of new experiences. They need to revel in the risks that are involved, take a leap, and be flexible to change when things don't go as planned. Even if you aren't a business person, take a chance, and see what happens.