It’s super easy not to really go for anything. No risk, no reward, but also no failure. And there’s something nice about that.
Because what if we fail spectacularly? What if everyone sees us fail?
Often, it’s not so much the failure itself that causes stress. It’s failing publicly.
My next door neighbors growing up always lined their cat’s litterbox with newspaper. And that got me thinking — life moves so fast, what’s news today is completely forgotten about tomorrow. Hilariously, today’s news ends up in tomorrow’s litterbox.
Yes, failing hurts. But time heals most wounds.
You will absolutely fear failure when attempting something important to you. If you aren’t afraid of it, it’s not important, right?
Just always remember: time moves fast and our collective memories are short!
Want proof? Anyone reading this remember that time I tripped walking onto the wrestling mat during my Freshman year of high school, and then got pinned in 20 seconds? No?
Ok, but has anyone seen the pictures of me earning my black belt in Jiu Jitsu or making my professional MMA debut?
Exactly. Time has a way of eroding our failures and revealing the milestones of our victories. Always remember that!