Safety is the enemy of success.
Thomas Szasz says, “Every act of conscious learning requires the willingness to suffer an injury to one’s self-esteem. That’s why young children, before they are aware of their own self-importance, learn so easily; and why older persons, especially if vain or important, cannot learn at all.” You’re always going to fail. No matter how safe you play the game of life, you will fail. You’ll fall down and you’ll get back up again. You’ll make mistakes and learn from them. You’ll grow, no matter what.
Wouldn’t you rather be conscious about your failures?
You have the power to choose what you want to get better at. You have the discernment to choose the direction of your life. Where would you like to improve?
Forgive yourself for your past mistakes; let go of your sense of self; and go create a new one. Fail better.