When you remove the fear of failure, impossible things suddenly become possible.
If you want to know how, ask yourself this question:
What would you attempt to do if you knew you could not fail?
If you really ask yourself this question, you can't help but feel uncomfortable. I feel a little uncomfortable.
Because when you ask it, you begin to understand how the fear of failure constrains you, how it keeps us from attempting great things.
And life gets dull. Amazing things stop happening.
Sure, good things happen. But amazing things stop happening.
Now, I should be clear. I'm not encouraging failure.
I'm discouraging fear of failure. Because it's not failure itself that constrains us. The path to truly new, never-been-done-before things always has failure along the way. we are tested.
And in part that testing feels an appropriate part of achieving something great. Clemenceau said, "life gets interesting when we fail because it's a sign that we've surpassed ourselves."