It’s not a failure until you stop trying.
I don’t think you can achieve anything remarkable without some risk. Risk is actually a rather tricky word because humans aren’t wired to tolerate it very much. The reptilian part of our brains wants to keep us safe. Anytime you try something that doesn’t have any certainty associated with it, you’re risking something, but what other way is there to live?
Complement with famous creators on the fear of failure, which might be the greatest psychological impediment to happiness, and see Millman on confronting our self-imposed restrictions.(via explore-blog)