That is right. You and I must fail. I know. It sounds strange. It is even an odd sentence to type for a guy that is incredibly results and success driven. But I am finding more and more over time that if I am not failing, I am not trying hard enough. I am not risking. I am not innovating. I am not taking the appropriate chances that need to be taken. An ounce of trying is worth a ton of theory. You learn so much more by just taking a swing (keeping in mind it is an educated swing). I know that I have developed a great deal from misses and blunders and this would not have happened without saying failure can be a good thing.
Failure is not an option. It is a must. I used to be so scared by failure. Now I am learning that failure in the right ways and in the right areas is actually a really important part of growing and maturing. History shows us this reality. The great ones have a library of testimonies that talk about how many failures they have had before they achieved what they were after.
When is the last time you had a good failure? When is the last time you risked and thought this just might not work? Why are you afraid to fail?