As part of my Day Zero Project, I will be answering the 50 Questions That Free Your Mind. For each of these, I will blog an answer and then it will be linked here as well. Some of these will have longer responses, some will be extremely short. But by the end of the Day Zero Project, I will have answered all of these.
No. 2: Which is worse, failing or never trying?
This is easy — never trying.
I could just end this post with that answer. After all, I answered what was being asked. But allow me to expand.
See, I have been the opposite quite a bit more in my life than not. I have often never tried, which means not failing or succeeding. I’m a creature of habit and don’t often stray from a lit. I’ve been working to fix that a bit more and that has meant I’ve had a lot more failing situations (and more trying).
Believe me, failing stinks. But I have learned a whole lot more about things, people and places by being in these situations.
I still have a long ways to go, don’t get me wrong. I’ll keep trying certain items (and there are many on the Day Zero Project that I could be trying and failing at when the time comes), but it’s way better than having to many “what ifs” in my life.
Failure is not a bad thing. If used correctly, it can be highly positive and motivational. Alas, one can’t learn from those failures without ever trying. That’s a fact.
So try and fail.
Try and succeed.
But either way, try.