The signers of the declaration of independence knew when they signed their names that they had a decent chance of ending up on a British gallows as a result of their actions.
Robert Peary knew that he would almost certainly lose digits to frostbite in his quest for the North Pole (he did, and exclaimed, “small price to pay for the north pole”).
My grandfather at 17 years old left Norway to come to Canada in 1919 assuming he would never see his father again (he didn’t). His father grieved so deeply that he wouldn’t come to the docks to see him off.
What’s stopping you from taking a minimal risk in your life?