“You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take” – Wayne Gretsky
Taking a chance brings the possibility of failure, but it also brings the potential for success.
“I’d rather not predict. I’d rather affect” – James Carville
If doing something makes you nervous, ask yourself why. If you are afraid of what MIGHT happen, then DO something about it. Don’t predict what MIGHT happen, DO something to deal with the realities of the the situation right now. make plans to deal with it if it does. Make plan B, C and D. Prepare for the worse, hope for the best, then what do you have to fear?
“The only thing we have to fear is fear itself” – Franklin D. Roosevelt
Still afraid? Then it might be more than just the circumstances or the risk that is holding you back. What does the fear of risk, the fear of failure tell you about you?
All situations have all sorts of potentials held within them. Look for the potential for success as much as any other potential outcome.