Some people are so afraid of failing that they don’t even start to play …
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Some people are so afraid of failing that they can't find the
courage to succeed, sometimes to the degree that they won't even start to
play; out of fear that something could go wrong, to their embarrassment.
They just don't make that call.
They just don't publish that post.
They just don't hit the record button to shoot that video.
Even though their story is great and they've rehearsed it a hundred times.
Even though their pitch is perfect.
the prerequisite of winning is playing.
You can't win, if you don't play.
If you feel like it needs more refinements, then sure, refine it.
If you feel like you need more practice, then sure, practice.
But eventually you'll have to go out and play your game.
We need you to.
And yet, let me be clear.
Some people really do suffer from anxiety and it's appropriate to
respect that there's not much use in arguing that a failure is highly
unlikely or that it wouldn't be bad.
It's a fear and as such, it's irrational.
People affected by this know that very well.
So don't judge them for it.
Keep in mind that you are not walking in their shoes.
You haven't made their experiences.
So you are not in a position to judge their fears and anxieties.
But again, if you can find the courage to go out there and your chances of winning
or succeeding have just skyrocketed.