I don't mean that you should be reckless or stupid in any way, and you should not put yourself in any life threatening situations, of course.
Life seems to reward you when you put yourself out there and are willing to take some chances, and the same applies in dating and relationships.
If you're not getting the level of results with women that you'd like to be getting, my advice would be to start being more audacious and take more risks with them.
A bold, daring, Direct guy and his character traits
To really master the Direct Approach, you need to be the sort of guy who is prepared to be daring with women. You need to be able walk up to any girl you're attracted to without hesitation and tell her exactly what's on your mind. You need to let her know in no uncertain terms you think she's attractive and suggest hooking up with you. You need to be willing to bring up the subject of sex early in the conversation and say erotic stuff to women. You need to be willing to make the move and initiate kissing, sexual contact and full sex as and when the time is right.
You can't really master the Direct approach without having these character traits. But fortunately they can be learned.
Taking bold risks 'disorientates' and 'scares the shit out of you' at first, but eventually becomes a thrill
I used to be shit scared to be Direct with women. The first few Direct approaches I did I felt 'disorientated' and not comfortable at all. But after a few months, even a few weeks, it got easier and I eventually got to the point where I got a thrill out of Direct approaching women.
Then I decided to start amping things up by approaching hotter, more attractive women and adding in erotic language/dirty talk into my initial conversations with them. I would tell them what I'd like to do to them sexually, literally within the first few minutes of meeting them.
This scared the shit out of me at first and I felt the same 'disoriented' feeling I felt when I first started doing normal, less sexual Direct approaches. I thought I'd get slapped or verbally shot down. But to my surprise, a lot of women seemed genuinely intrigued by my forward, sexually Direct approach. Eventually, doing ultra sexual Direct approaches became a thrill and I now get an adrenaline rush out of it.
The point is, becoming a bold, daring, risk-taking Direct guy who says this sort of stuff to women is a totally learnable skill. But you have to go through the 'shit scared' stage a few times before it gets easier and is no longer a big deal for you. You can eventually get to the point where you enjoy Direct approaches and it doesn't scare you as such any more.
You'll find yourself more easily able and willing to take risks in other areas of your life too, once you really get into Direct.
Being a bold, risk-taking, Direct guy is intriguing to women
As a bonus to expanding your comfort zone, you will also find a lot of women are intrigued by you when you start approaching and interacting with them in a bold, Direct manner.
Being willing to take risks is more important than 'saying the perfect thing' (which doesn't exist anyway) or learning a bunch of 'seduction techniques' (which are bullshit anyway).
Pushing the envelope to find out the limits of what's really possible with any woman you approach
Have you ever looked back on any of your past interactions with women and wondered to yourself what might have happened if you'd had the guts to go for it?
From now on, you can decide to push the envelope with every woman you approach. Just say and do the boldest shit you can think of with every girl you approach. Push the absolute limits of what's possible, and see what happens. This way you will never again wonder 'what if'; you'll know for sure whether you and her have any chance of hooking up or not.
The bottom line is, there's nothing to be gained from being a timid, shy sort of character and you must do everything to overcome this block if you are going to become a Direct Master.