One thing’s for certain, if you attempt something beyond your current level of comfort, there is a good chance you will fail (or, as the kids say, “Take the L”).
You absolutely have to get used to the feeling of losing. Losing out on other opportunities. Losing out on junk food. Losing rounds upon rounds in the gym. Losing a fight you trained months for.
Losses happen. If they didn’t, winning wouldn’t mean anything at all.
Losing hurts. We feel anger, shame, incredulousness, and the list goes on and on. Losing stings. It stays with you, like a sliver that you just can’t work out. Losing costs. It can feel like everything you spent towards your goal was all for nothing.
But the hurt makes us stronger. The memory gives us drive. And the costs weren’t wasted, they were invested.
You simply have to change your perspective on it all.
You’ll never see someone achieve greatness without a long history of adversity behind them. It’s just not possible.
Losing never changes. So you can either choose to Take the L with a sense of opportunity, or you can Take the L and let it weigh you down.
Ultimately the choice is yours.