I had a guy friend once tell me that his success rate with getting the women he approached was high because his rejection rate was even higher. He said once he renounced his fright of being rejected, he had no problem going for the gold because the fear of being turned down wasn't holding him captive any longer. Failure didn't scare him, it actually freed him.
One of my favorite former players of the NBA was Allen Iverson. He obviously was an exceptional basketball player, but that was just one of the many reasons I admired him. He was partly my favorite player because he displayed this dogmatic, no fear kind of attitude on the court. He would try any move or shoot a shot from anywhere because he wasn't afraid to miss. The result? A Hall of Famer. Same with Babe Ruth, he had the most home run hits during his time because his strikeout record was even higher.
My mother once said to me, "when you're not afraid to fail, it frees you." And I'm saying to you all today, free yourself. Jump out there and swing. If you strikeout 30 times, I guarantee you will hit it at least once.
Peace and Blessings,
- Samjah Iman