You might get the answer wrong if you put your hand up in class.
Your opponent might win the class election.
The varsity coach may not pick you for the squad.
Someone else may get the part you wanted in the school play.
You might work really hard and just miss the grade you wanted.
Your dream college might say no.
Things might not go as planned. You might get turned down. You might feel embarrassed. People may even give you a hard time.
So what? You’ll still be standing, still able to keep trying, keep learning, and keep giving yourself chances to succeed. It’s a lot better than the alternative of not trying at all.
Successful people don’t get that way by being great at everything they try. They get there by being good at failing. They learn how to go all in and try, accept the outcome, and move on to something else if things don’t work out. Failing is part of being successful.
If you want to be successful, get good at the failing part.