“I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.”—Thomas Edison
We all fear failure. Sometimes we shrug it off and get on with things; sometimes that fear is crippling. Failure sucks. Failure hurts. Failure is embarrassing and demoralizing. Avoiding failure might seem like a wise strategy; to some, simply not trying at all is the safest approach.
But the safe way is the wrong way. Although fear of failure is a natural and often healthy thing, it can stand in the way of personal, artistic, and professional advancement. Avoiding failure stands in the way of success; it stands in the way of achieving your dreams.
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